Chris Botti’s recording “When I Fall in Love” has gone gold in only five months. While Chris is currently touring to support the new album, he has found some time for a nice interview. Following article appeared in The Times-Picayune newspaper on Friday, March 11, 2005 under the title “Trumpeter Chris Botti puts jazz in the arena”, and was written by By Keith Spera.
As the opening act on Josh Groban’s arena tour, jazz trumpeter Chris Botti has gained a fresh appreciation for the vocalist’s skills. “Being a horn player, I can really gauge how freaky his instrument is,” Botti said during a phone interview. “It’s wild to see this rich, mature voice, with all this texture and low end, from a young kid that’s not the 300-pound guy equated with opera.”