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NEW CD/DV BY CHRIS BOTTI

On Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19, 2008, American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, one of the world’s top-selling instrumental artists, invited an extraordinary variety of musical artists — including Sting, Josh Groban, Steven Tyler, Yo-Yo Ma, John Mayer, Katharine McPhee, Lucia Micarelli, and Sy Smith — to join him on-stage with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra for a pair of once-in-a-lifetime concerts, produced by Bobby Colomby and directed by Jim Gable, at Boston’s historic Symphony Hall, one of the world’s most exquisite performance venues. Columbia Records is now set to Release “Chris Botti In Boston”, the new live CD and DVD collection capturing these star-studded concerts at the Landmark Boston Symphony Hall. The CD version of Chris Botti In Boston features Botti along with his special guests and core band — Billy Childs (piano), Billy Kilson (drums), Mark Whitfield (guitar), and Robert Hurst (bass) — performing definitive versions of “Ave Maria,” “When I Fall In Love,” “Seven Days,” “Emmanuel,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Cinema Paradiso,” “Broken Vow,” “Flamenco Sketches,” “Glad To Be Unhappy,” “Hallelujah,” “Smile,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You,” and “Time To Say Goodbye.” The full-concert DVD and Blu-ray configurations of Chris Botti In Boston include the bonus performances of “Caruso,” “The Look of Love,” “Cryin’,” “Indian Summer,” and “Shape of My Heart” in addition to an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary chronicling the making-of-the-concert as well as a deeply resonant performance of “Fragile” unavailable anywhere else. In addition, the Blu-ray configuration features Dolby TrueHD audio providing master quality, high-resolution, 7.1 surround sound.
Columbia Records will release the concert extravaganza in three configurations — CD, a CD/DVD package and a Blu-ray edition — on Tuesday, March 31. “Chris Botti In Boston” is available everywhere On CD, CD/DVD, and Blu-ray on Tuesday, March 31.

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