12 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As a musical associate of Sting starting in 1999, trumpeter Chris Botti found a kindred spirit in keyboardist/producer and fellow band member Mark “Kipper” Eldridge. The pair took 10 weeks off between legs of a Sting tour to cowrite and record Night Sessions, which Kipper produced. “Lisa” opens Botti's fourth studio effort with a relaxed spaciousness that characterizes much of the album. “Chill” is an Ibiza-inspired atmospheric subset of the contemporary instrumental genre. Written by Sting with vocals by singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin, the evocative “All Would Envy” empathetically tells the story of a kept woman. The lovely “Easter Parade,” which closes Night Sessions, is a cover of a track from The Blue Nile's 1984 debut album, one of Botti’s aesthetic touchstones.

EDITORS’ NOTES

As a musical associate of Sting starting in 1999, trumpeter Chris Botti found a kindred spirit in keyboardist/producer and fellow band member Mark “Kipper” Eldridge. The pair took 10 weeks off between legs of a Sting tour to cowrite and record Night Sessions, which Kipper produced. “Lisa” opens Botti's fourth studio effort with a relaxed spaciousness that characterizes much of the album. “Chill” is an Ibiza-inspired atmospheric subset of the contemporary instrumental genre. Written by Sting with vocals by singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin, the evocative “All Would Envy” empathetically tells the story of a kept woman. The lovely “Easter Parade,” which closes Night Sessions, is a cover of a track from The Blue Nile's 1984 debut album, one of Botti’s aesthetic touchstones.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings
16 Ratings
jiffyscott ,

Relaxing music that sometimes wears thin.

I enjoyed this album when I first obtained it, but after repeated listens I got tired of it. That's not usually a good sign, however, after taking a "break" I returned for another try and it is growing on me again. So, don't dismiss it if it's not immediately "your thing" -- it is a refreshing change from today's pop music, with a more mature sound. It provides a nice ambience for relaxing or even a romantic dinner for two. My favorite track is "All Would Envy" which features vocals from my favorite all-time female performer, Shawn Colvin.

JCEdison ,

Night Sessions

The first time I saw Chris Botti, it was on some cheesy morning talk program. I dismissed him out of hand. Then someone played this album for me and I seriously wondered whether this was the same person or not. The music on this album is perfect for the night time - cooler, quieter, yet at the same time with a raw energy. Surrounded by some great musicians and vocalists, Night Sessions paints the perfect picture for a quiet night with a special person. By far, the Sting-composed "Interlude/All Would Envy" is the most compelling track, but "Lisa" and "You Move Me" get stuck in your head. A winner of an album.

iphonium2.0 ,

Light the sky

I have been listening to Light the Sky forever and it's just like the best song ever written hands down.

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