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Chris Botti: December

Read "December" reviewed by Jim Santella

The holidays are upon us, and it's a time of year to enjoy and reflect. Chris Botti employs a pure, golden, open trumpet tone to invite the proper mood. Strings and various veteran jazz artists accompany him in a program that emphasizes winter's still, melodic majesty. His muted trumpet pulls “Hallelujah" serenely forward to the still ...

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Chris Botti: December

Read "December" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Season's Greetings from Chris Botti

There are two broad categories of Jazz seasonal discs. One, represented well by Wynton Marsalis' A Crescent City Christmas Card (Sony Special Products 28812, 2002), Oscar Peterson's An Oscar Peterson Christmas (Telarc Jazz 83372, 1995), and Harry Allen's Christmas In Swingtime (Koch Jazz 51409, 2001) are serious, straight-ahead jazz offerings. These ...