While not a "Chris Botti" fan, this reviewer would rather listen to him than Kenny G any day. SONY has released "CHRIS BOTTI LIVE" on blu-ray, and fans and even non-fans, will appreciate the performer more. His renditions of classics like "ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT," "FUNNY VALENTINE" and more are performed with a real reverence for the original material and that only makes him more likeable. He's accompanied on some selections with the likes of Sting and more, but Gladys Knight's appearance is the real show-stopper here!
SONY presents the 1080i/MPEG-4 transfer with the correct 1.78:1 aspect ratio. Colors are vibrant in every scene, and the depth is amazing. Blacks and grays are deep, allowing for stunning detail even when lighting conditions are intentionally low. A stunning transfer!
SONY has provided a PCM 5.1 mix. It's up there with the best blu-ray mixes so far! While surrounds are only used in boosting recognition of a live audience, the separation within the front soundstage is stunning and provides really impressive clarity within any note range or frequency. The dynamic range is absolutely remarkable!
SONY has provided ample extras, including behind the scenes interviews and a bonus song.