April 26, 2006

Chris Botti Recording Duet For Dean Martin CD

The trumpeter will featured on a CD that pairs instrumentalists and vocalists with the late Rat Pack icon.

Trumpeter Chris Bottiís latest duet will be with the legendary Dean Martin, one of the famous group of singers known collectively as the Rat Pack. Yes, Martin died more than 10 years ago. But like Kenny G and Natalie Cole before him, Botti will be performing his instrument on the Lerner/Loewe standard called "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," which will then be edited into Martinís vocals of the song, which he first recorded in 1957.

Botti just finished recording his part of the song at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. The CD, which is being engineered by Grammy Award-winner Al Schmitt and is expected to be released later this year, is taking original recordings of Martinís vocals, deleting the instrumentation and putting different backing and soloists with them.

Posted by Brian Soergel at April 26, 2006 6:55 PM