Chris Botti National Anthem

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  1. Jersey Dave

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    Yes, he's a very nice guy and not only a wonderful musician and entertainer, but has always taken the time to sign and take pictures after his concerts. He has especially been very helpful to my son with advice and encouragement for the last 7 years, as he is now a junior in college and working toward a music-ed. degree..We try to see Chris whenever he's in the area and have been going to the Blue Note for the last 7 years around his 3 weeks there...if you haven't seen him, the Blue Note is the best place to catch him...
     
  2. Frankie Prive

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    A truly beautiful sound. Can't fail to be moved by it.
     
  3. Bay Area Brass

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  4. J. Jericho

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    It could also stand for Post-Operatic Spitting, like her salivary emphasis after she was done.
     
  5. kehaulani

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    Hawaian homey
    LOL. Clever.
     
  6. ConnDirectorFan

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    0:40/0:41 - reminds me of the animated Chuck Mangione in King of the Hill, who has the habit of playing anything, then turning it into "Feels So Good"...
     
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  8. shooter

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    It was very much played in the same style as Hornsby and Marsalis's rendition. I loved it! I wish the piano was just a bit louder though. I would definitely rank this one in my top five.
    1. Branford and Bruce
    2.Madison Rising
    3. Phil Driscoll
    4. Botti
    5. Jon Batiste
     
  9. SLagonia

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    What's great is since that performance I have had two requests to play it at events - I guess just raising the awareness of the beauty of the instrument was worthwhile!
     
  10. rowuk

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    Maybe it is time that we went back to the good old school bands playing the "approved" versions?

    I do think that ANYTIME a countries anthem is played, that singalong is the reason. When an artist takes too many liberties, then it becomes more about the artist and less about America, land of the free, home of the brave. There is plenty of artistic license possible without ignoring the words, which are the reason that this is even played at all!

    The real solution is not playing the anthem at all if it is just a showcase for, or more about a living person than the original cause. Another tune would be more respectful in any case.

    Other than that, Botti proved that he can play much more than bedroom jazz.
     

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