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Trumpet and cornet and music divine

KRIPOTKIN By Alfred A. Yuson (The Philippine Star)

Everyone in the full house that enjoyed the Chris Botti: Live in Manila! concert last Tuesday at Resorts World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theater came away sated with excellent music — in all of its possible permutations at that.

At exactly 9:37 p.m. the top-selling American instrumental artist and the world’s No. 1 trumpeter started on his third number, for which alone I was there — for the sweet pain of music.

It was one of his fave pieces, Emmanuelle, composed by Michel Colombier, with its achingly haunting melody that comes vertiginously close to emo edge, but draws back in time to escape sappy “senti.”

Ha ha. Not exactly best enjoyed alone, but I’ll take it anytime, especially from among what must be a hundred compositions (and movies and porn flicks) entitled Emmanuelle.

Last November, when Chris Botti first performed live in Manila as a featured artist for Radio High’s 105.9’s official launch, ladies swooned all over Greenbelt 5’s Fashion Walk under a tent when the Grammy winner played the same number, in a duet with violinist Aurica Duca.

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