Frank Griffith is keen to get out and hear his fellow Oregonian (thank you AH) Chris Botti and writes
“Chris Botti, the Oregon-born, Amercian trumpeter will be appearing at Cadogan Hall on Tuesday November 3rd. In addition to stints in NYC and LA as a session trumpeter he also toured with Buddy Rich and Frank Sinatra for whom he shares a a mutual love of song and this comes through clearly in his lyrical playing.
His fine band includes the likes of drummer, Billy Kilson, pianist, Billy Childs, and ex- Jack MacDuff guitarist, Mark Whitfield.
In the video interview for Newsweek, Chris compares maintaining his chops on the trumpet to keeping an ex-wife happy. I’m not exactly clear on how that works, but perhaps attending the concert will shed more light on this.”
Or can any other LondonJazz reader unravel this mystery?