Its CHRIS BOTTI & FRIENDS NIGHT SESSIONS LIVE IN CONCERT Botti's star-studded performance featuring Sting and Shawn Colvin, was taped live at the historic El Rey Theater in Los Angeles in December, 2001 for air on DIRECTV. Shawn Colvin is featured on the Sting-penned "All Would Envy" and her original "The Facts About Jimmy." Sting performs "In The Wee Small Hours" and "Moon Over Bourbon Street". Additional DVD special features include a Photo Gallery, and interviews with Chris Botti, Sting and Shawn Colvin. "Sting's performance was spectacular and Shawn's contribution was sensational creating a night of musical magic. I've been fortunate to have played with some fantastic performers in recent years - both on stage and on my albums, but this night stands among the most memorable," says the trumpeter. The night was a critical success as well. LA TIMES Jazz critic, Don Heckman called Botti, "Visually charismatic, musically engaging and appealingly personable." Phil Gallo's Daily Variety said, "Botti's greatest strength is his beautiful articulation and a trumpet style that grounds his generally atmospheric backing. He plays neither jazz nor rock -- Botti's a mood setter -- and his television show, if it reflects the running order of the concert, will showcase an artist capable of moving an audience by adjusting the timbres and tempos, not only song to song, but often within a single piece of music." Performances on Chris Botti & Friends Night Sessions - Live In Concert includes: "Lisa"
"Steps Of Positano"
"Alone In the City"
Street Date: August 6, 2002. DVD bonus features include
* Interviews With Chris, Sting and Shawn Colvin
* Video Profile of Chris Botti
* Photo Gallery
* 5.1 Recording (Audio Only) of "Through an Open Window"
* Digitally Mastered
* Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
* PCM Stereo
* Interactive Menus