The Daily Gazette's David Singer spoke highly of trumpeter Chris Botti's recent performance at Proctors, citing the "serious, new sounds" created by the leader and his crack band.
He also referenced Botti's reverence for Miles Davis, stating, "He talked a bit about Miles Davis’ 1959 band, before playing “Flamenco Sketches” for about 15 minutes, each band member taking several rounds of solo. 'This song changes every night,' Botti said, noting how Davis designed a simple five-chord structure for musicians to explore with minimal obstruction. The band was probably best during this tune, quite aware it was their moment to venture technically and emotionally. Botti, who references Davis a lot, ironically blows a full, fat, aggressive horn, rather than Davis’ muted, more subtle style."