Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti is making a fresh start with Vol. 1, his debut with Blue Note Records.

Having successfully crossed over from jazz to pop, Botti’s first album in more than a decade finds him returning with a small ensemble to focus on the jazz canon.

“I turned 60 in 2022, at a time that seemed like a restart for so many things in the world,” Botti says. “I wanted to strip away all the orchestral arrangements and focus more on my playing, the playing of my band, and these jazz classics that we always love playing on stage.”

Listen to the lead single “Old Folks”: