For those who are shy and introverted, the lockdown isolation of the early-stage COVID-19 Pandemic was tolerable, perhaps even welcome. But for someone like Chris Botti, who literally lives on the road (for many years he did not even own a house, sometimes performing 300 nights/year), to be away from live performances for so many months must have been a difficult trial.
Less so his role models Miles Davis (on the trumpet) and Frank Sinatra (the first performer for whom Botti worked, just out of college). “I always thought,” Botti said in a recent interview. “Miles or Frank would sit down and drink martinis until it was time to go back to work.” While his role models might have been fine with that, Botti – one of the best-selling American instrumental artists of all time – is clearly more than ready to be back to work. At Thursday’s performance, the full house at The Dakota was equally enthusiastic about welcoming him back…”
BY: BRIAN BIX
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