Chris Botti National Anthem

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  1. Fluegel-Boy

    Fluegel-Boy Pianissimo User

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    I really liked his treatment of this. It was, of course, non traditional, but still performed with respect and definitely not overdone. Beautifully played!
     
  2. Kevin Whiting

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    Mmm, mmmm, mmm. The beauty of his playing - tender and simple when needed (yet special), balls to the walls when needed. Start calling him 007 - "Nobody Does It Better".
     
  3. edfitzvb

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    A wistful, mournful, soulful rendition. Not your usual martial treatment. Would have been PERFECT for next Monday night (the eve of Veteran's Day, a day of tribute to former and active service men and women, for our non-U.S. members).

    He played it up at the end because he could. He did so tastefully, and completely bypassed the chance to "pander" as one poster put it, by adding unnecessary gyrations to illustrate that it was "hard."

    Understand that the question as to mouthpiece was tongue in cheek. Having been a long time resident (in today's understanding of length) I have seen many variations of "What mouthpiece will make me a better player?" The question, with following wink, was not meant to be taken seriously.

    I hereby give out this excuse pass because the response came from a member without many posts. I am not criticizing, just pointing out because in real life I am a teacher. It's what I do. can't help myself.
     
  4. tobylou8

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    You got it Ed! That's why your a teacher!! ;-)
     
  5. Solar Bell

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    btw....

    Did he end on a 2nd (9th) ?

    I thought at first that maybe he missed the right note and had the professionalism to hold what he hit instead of searching for the right one.

    It worked, sort of..........
     
  6. tobylou8

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    Sounded like a high E to me. IDK, artistic license? Hard to believe CB overshot it, though it happens.
     
  7. dangeorges

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    Here I thought his name was pronounced "BOTT'-EE" (short O).


    Regardless - a very odd setting for a national anthem, which I believe should be played stately and proudly. Not like you're wooing some female trumpeter or having a cigarette afterwards.
     
  8. J. Jericho

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    Listen again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCFPuwCz8CI ; the note fits the rendition perfectly. And yes, Veteran's Day or, even more so, Memorial Day would be ideal for this one.
     
  9. Bay Area Brass

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    "unashamed panderers??" Really? wow...
     
  10. Dave Mickley

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    Beautiful sound, great control and nice style. I appreciate his ability but as an old fogey I prefer to hear the "Banner" as written. I would never put down his tremendous talent.
     

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