When I Fall in Love

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Columbia
PERFORMER: Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Sting
CATALOGUE NO: 5188412

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When I Fall in Love, a ballad-dominated collection from trumpeter Chris Botti cloaked in slow-motion, borderline easy-listening orchestrations just might be your ticket to Rancho Relaxo, so to speak.

Botti’s wrinkle-free trumpet style falls easily and agreeably on the ears: imagine Miles Davis and Chet Baker minus their fragile edges, add a little reverb, then grace the production with guest vocalists Paula Cole and Sting.

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Actually, Columbia is marketing this disc as a soundtrack to romance. Do they provide a significant other, too?