Chris Botti Teams Up With Andrea Bocelli

The smooth jazz trumpeter is recording with a smooth vocalist.

AndreaBocelli.jpgChris Botti will perform on the upcoming album called Amore by international superstar Andrea Bocelli, who has sold more than 50 million albums. Bocelli, a blind classical and operatic tenor from Tuscany, Italy, will be recording romantic standards with the help of producer David Foster.

In addition to Botti, Bocelli also called on several musicians with smooth jazz ties: Fourplay bassist Nathan East, guitarist Dean Parks, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and percussionist Paulinho da Costa.

Amore will be released by the Sugar/Phillips recording label on Jan. 31.