New Chris Botti Interview

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by TrumpetMD, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

    Oct 22, 2008
  2. some_blue

    some_blue Pianissimo User

    Jan 21, 2004
    Nice. Thanks for posting ...
  3. BigDub

    BigDub Fortissimo User

    Dec 19, 2009
    Hillsborough, NJ
    I am a big fan of Chris Botti. Now, remember I just said that.
    I am cringing at what will soon be posted about him, because he is a lightning rod here on TM.
    I don't know why, but any time someone posts about him, all the haters come out of the woodwork.
    Does anyone else notice this fact?
    Again, remember what I said: I am a big fan of Chris Botti, and have nothing bad to say about the man.
  4. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

    Jan 21, 2010
    Great Southern Land
    Tall poppy syndrome. Ignore them.

  5. Carroll W. Schroeder

    Carroll W. Schroeder Pianissimo User

    Nov 3, 2009
    McMinnville, Oregon
    I am a big fan of Chris Botti, and yes I see the haters come out, there are alway's the one's who will find something negative about anything. We know better.
  6. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

    Jan 30, 2009
    Melbourne Australia

    I too like Chris Botti - CDs and Live![​IMG]

    [​IMG] I have helped to make this man financially successful! [​IMG]

    He's a good guy!
  7. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio

    Man can I relate to his line (AND BEGINNERS READ THIS CAREFULLY) "The trumpet... it's just going to beat you down every day. So you need to practice it hours and hours and hours a day, otherwise it will take control of you rather quickly. You can't screw around on the trumpet. You've got to be able to tame it and play it beautifully. A lot of trumpet players are concerned with other things, but I've always been someone that holds first and foremost the tone of my instrument. I think that's what defines you as an instrumentalist... On a piano, anyone can play a note, they just strike it, but on the trumpet it's much, much more difficult. Sometimes you can't get a note out and it takes months and months and months and months and months. So because of the wind and the closeness to vocal quality it can give you a personality rather quickly. Most people don't have a great personality in the trumpet because it sounds like a marching instrument. That's really been my focus, to make the trumpet sound beautiful, and I'm unapologetic about that.

    Wow, I mean wow. Does it get any more truthful than this?
  8. Comeback

    Comeback Forte User

    Jun 22, 2011
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Certainly worth the read, Mike. Thank you for posting the link.
  9. bamajazzlady

    bamajazzlady Mezzo Forte User

    May 16, 2011
    Botti is one of many players whose immaculate tone I dream of someday having. Great interview!
  10. tjcombo

    tjcombo Forte User

    Nov 12, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Thanks for the link Mike. Some nice insights into what makes CB tick.

    [QUOTE I Peter McNeill;794624][​IMG]

    I too like Chris Botti - CDs and Live![​IMG]

    [​IMG] I have helped to make this man financially successful! [​IMG]

    He's a good guy!

    Pete, have you got your tickets for the Melbourne show? July 5th next year.

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