When I Fall in Love

When I Fall in Love

by Chris Botti


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There’s always been the lurking suspicion that Chris Botti was actually an exceptional musician. The problem was that the smooth-jazz accoutrements often smothered the true gifts of this accomplished trumpeter. When I Fall in Love gets rid of the electronic production clutter, replacing synth sounds with a real, live string orchestra and bona-fide jazz players as a support team. It won't surprise his fans to learn that Botti shines in his this new, organically lush atmosphere, which fully exposes the true sensuality and expressive depth of his horn work. Botti’s buddy Sting chips in for a pleasing vocal turn, but the spotlight rarely turns away from the star trumpeter. It’s Botti’s big moment, and he revels in it.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2004
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969287224
catalogNumber: 92872

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Botti   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Sting   Vocals
Brian Bromberg   Bass
Gil Goldstein   Accordion
Bob Sheppard   Saxophone
Derek Watkins   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jeff Lorber   Keyboards
Stan Sulzmann   Flute,Alto Flute
Paula Cole   Vocals
John Barclay   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Guy Barker   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Pete Beachill   Trombone,Tenor Trombone
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Mitch Dalton   Acoustic Guitar,Guitar (Electroacoustic)
Alec Dankworth   Double Bass
Caroline Dearney   Cello
Richard Edwards   Trombone,Tenor Trombone
Shane Fontayne   Guitar
Roger Garland   Violin,Leader
Nigel Hitchcock   Alto Saxophone
Paul Kegg   Cello
Billy Kilson   Drums
Chris Laurence   Double Bass
Anthony Lewis   Cello
London Session Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Rita Manning   Violin
Dominic Miller   Guitar
Steve Morris   Violin
Mark Nightingale   Trombone,Tenor Trombone
Dean Parks   Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Anthony Pleeth   Cello
Maciej Rakowski   Violin
George Robertson   Viola
Ralph Salmins   Drums
Kenneth Sillito   Violin,Leader
Jamie Talbot   Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
David Theodore   Oboe
Cathy Thompson   Violin
Philip Todd   Flute,Alto Flute
Dave Woodcock   Violin
Richard Bissill   French Horn
Mary Scully   Double Bass
Peter Lale   Viola
Paul Willey   Violin
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Frank Schaefer   Cello
Jackie Shave   Violin
Bruce White   Viola
Tom Bowes   Violin
Rolf Wilson   Violin,Leader
Helen Keen   Flute,Alto Flute
Julian Leaper   Violin
Anthony Pike   Clarinet
Edward Vanderspar   Viola
Ivo Jan Vanderwerff   Viola
Andy Panayi   Bass Flute
Jane Marshall   Cor anglais
Mike Thompson   French Horn
Deborah Widdup   Violin
Dave Stewart   Euphonium,Bass Trombone
David Pyatt   French Horn
Jonathan Evans Jones   Violin
Billy Childs Trio   Piano,fender rhodes
Jill Zadeh   Vocals
Karen Jones   Flute,Alto Flute
Fiona Hibbert   Harp
Patrick Lannigan   Double Bass
Nick Rodwell   Clarinet
Vicci Wardman   Viola
Jon Ossman   Bass
Federico Gonzalez Peña   Piano
David Daniels [cello]   Cello

Technical Credits

Brian Bromberg   Arranger,Producer
Gil Goldstein   Orchestral Arrangements
Jeremy Lubbock   Arranger
Jeff Lorber   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Haydn Bendall   Engineer
Bobby Colomby   Arranger,Producer
Elliot Scheiner   Engineer
Schmitt   Engineer
Mark Schulman   Arranger
Mary Maurer   Art Direction
Mike Anthony   Vocal Arrangements

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When I Fall in Love 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How thrilling this cd is still selling so well months after its release! There is a good reason for the popularity - the music is exceptional. Not one track is held hostage by genre or stereotype. The arrangements are thoughtful and every single track is spectacular in its own way. love it
wsu96 More than 1 year ago
Great classic songs. My second Chris Botti album (first is Italia). I can go to sleep at night listening to this album. Probably the best jazz trumpet player around right now.
EdV More than 1 year ago
This album draws you into a sensual and provocative presentation of pure listening pleasure. From the masterful rendition of When I Fall In Love to the thoughtful phrasing of Time To Say Goodbye the listener is captivated by the soothing and mellow sounds of a performer in touch with his music. Botti is a trumpeter for the times, capable of delivering contemporary interpretations of timeless classics or getting down with more modern fare. This is music perfect for driving, restful lounging, or dancing. He has quickly become a favorite, right up there with the best of the all-timers.
pearlsseven More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of the Big Band Era forever. Always my VERY Favorite Frank Sinatra. Later years I fell in love with Kenny G, now along comes Chris Botti into my life, sure makes a senior citizen have listening pleasure. In the past I enjoyed some Louis Armstrong trumpet, But I was so surprised , I never thought any one could get that sound from a trumpet that Chris Botti does, I greatly appreciate his talent. Music is my joy, I play AT the piano, cello,violin,and flute, so I feel that I have a good ear and Chris hits the notes, from deep inside, and shares his talent to the fullest, This CD is a must Have. By, pearlsseven
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a couple of Chris Botti's CDs. I've enjoyed each one. "When I Fall in Love" is wonderful. I'm never disappointed in his music!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A magical musician and some of the most sensual music played in wonderful arrangements. Just sit back, close your eyes and feel the love!
abgSD More than 1 year ago
I love this album. The songs, the arrangements and just everything about it. It's been a long time since I have enjoyed an album this much. Chris Botti has it all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful music, relaxing, enjoyable, makes you wonder and dream...
Postrain More than 1 year ago
My first chance to hear Chris Botti, but truly not the last
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't stop listening to this CD. It is an absolute joy and it will soothe the day's stress away. Chris Botti is simply wonderful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
First off, I consider myself more of a classic jazz fan and often snubbed my nose at fusion and smooth jazz artists. But once I heard Chris Botti on the radio I've had to change my tune somewhat. Here is a master melody man who truly captures the subtleties of jazz, and the lush, wonderfully-produced tracks on all his Cds are a joy to kick back and listen to. While I was a bit disappointed at first to see the dearth of originals on his newest CD, When I Fall In Love, I must admit that Mr. Botti once again has won me over. This is a gorgeous collection of wintry-like love songs. Some of the standouts for me are the opening track, "When I Fall in Love," and the classic "Someone to Watch Over Me." But like his previous records, the entire album is solid, not a weak track to be found. My advice? Buy this record, pop it into your CD player, slide into a comfy chair and let the music wash over you. Thanks, Chris. But more originals next time, please.
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