March 26, 2005

With New CD Coming in September, Chris Botti Wants To Be Like Miles Davis

Trumpet player Chris Botti says he's working on a new CD that is an extension of When I Fall in Love. Look for it in September.

chris_botti_blue.jpgChris Botti, whose breakthrough album of jazz standards called When I Fall In Love has sold more than 500,000 copies, will do more of the same for his next project. Botti says he wants to follow the model of Miles Davis, who recorded several albums with the same theme with his partner, Gil Evans.

“Miles did those collaborative things with Gil Evans," Botti says. "Hopefully this could be my sort of thing too, and he did three or four of those records. I think it’ll be the logical extension to When I Fall in Love. We’re going have a couple of other surprise guests on the record and it’s going be done in very much the same way as the last one, in probably eight or nine days in Los Angeles and in London.”

Although he is currently busy touring, Botti says he and producer Bobby Columby are selecting songs for the new album, which will be recorded in June and released by October.

Posted by Brian Soergel at March 26, 2005 7:14 AM