"Night Sessions" is an album Botti recorded in 2001 and the "Night Sessions: Live in Concert" DVD coincides with that recording.
Sting was in the audience the night of the taping and he steps on stage to reunite with Chris on two songs (In the Wee Small Hours & Moon over Bourbon Street). Shawn Colvin also makes an appearance on two tracks (All Would Envy & The Facts About Jimmy).
Although Botti refers to his music as Pop, I think there is much more to it than that. Guitarist Shane Fontaine cuts loose more than once with some rocking licks that do not sound like jazz at all, then he plays equal amounts of funky and smooth styles, dependent on which direction Botti wants to go in a number. The sound is a pop-jazz-rock-fusion mixture that is both sexy and inviting. Like a quote from Playboy magazine says on the back cover of the DVD -"He single-handedly created a new musical genre." I would tend to agree with that assessment.
I believe after viewing this DVD and listening to Botti play that he is without a doubt one of the very best trumpet players in the world with nowhere to go but up. He is surely capable of going further with his musical development. I think it will be interesting to see if he stays on the same road or goes further away from the mainstream and pop leanings and decides to delve into a fusion approach such as Miles Davis did at one time. Time will tell. One thing is for sure, he is in a position to choose which way he wants to take his career and I am sure he will be successful whatever path he takes.