A Thousand Kisses Deep

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A Thousand Kisses Deep
Studio album by Chris Botti
Released September 13, 2003
Genre Jazz
Length 45:43
Label Columbia
Producer Steve Lindsey
Chris Botti chronology
A Thousand Kisses Deep
When I Fall in Love
(2004)When I Fall in Love2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

A Thousand Kisses Deep is the sixth studio album by trumpet player Chris Botti. It was released by Columbia Records on September 13, 2003. Guest vocalists include Chantal Kreviazuk on "The Look of Love" and Bridget Benenate on "Ever Since We Met". The album title comes from the name of the fourth track, "A Thousand Kisses Deep", written by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Indian Summer" Mark Goldenberg 3:37
2. "Do It in Luxury" Chris Botti, Sharon Robinson, Keefus Ciancia 3:43
3. "The Look of Love" Burt Bacharach, Hal David 5:17
4. "A Thousand Kisses Deep" Leonard Cohen, Robinson 4:00
5. "Ever Since We Met" Botti, Matthew Gerrard, Bridget Benenate 5:09
6. "Back Into My Heart" Botti, Gerrard, Benenate 4:14
7. "My Funny Valentine" Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart 3:11
8. "The Last Three Minutes" Bacharach, Andre Young 3:32
9. "If I Could" Botti, Robinson 4:34
10. "She Comes from Somewhere" Botti, Ciancia, Benji Hughes, Steve Lindsey 5:08
11. "Love Gets Old" Hughes, Holly Palmer 3:18


  • David Ashton – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax - mastering engineer
  • Bridget Benenate – vocals
  • Chuck Berghofer – bass, acoustic bass
  • Doyle Bramhall – guitar
  • Lenny Castro – percussion, bongos
  • Joe Chiccarelli – engineer
  • Billy Childs – piano
  • Keefus Ciancia – piano, keyboards, moog synthesizer, synthesizer bass
  • Jim Cox – keyboards, Fender Rhodes, organ
  • Mike Elizondo – bass
  • Fabrizio Ferri – photography
  • Matthew Gerrard – bass, electric guitar, keyboards, engineer, drum programming, synthesizer bass
  • Lior Goldenberg – mixing assistant
  • Mark Goldenberg – keyboards, drum programming
  • Robert Hadley – mastering
  • Smokey Hormel – electric guitar
  • Chantal Kreviazuk – vocals
  • Abe Laboriel, Jr. – drums, hi hat
  • Jolie Jones Levine – production coordination
  • Mort Lindsey – string arrangements, string conductor
  • Steve Lindsey – piano, keyboards, producer, shaker, wurlitzer piano
  • Mary Maurer – art direction
  • Dean Parks – acoustic guitar, guitar
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Bob Shephard – tenor saxophone
  • Gabe Veltri – engineer
  • Joey Waronker – drums
  • Dave Way – mixing
  • Printz Board – keyboards


Year Chart Position
2003 Top Jazz Albums 4[3]


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. Chris Botti: A Thousand Kisses Deep > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  2. ^ Leonard Cohen, in turn, may have drawn inspiration from lyrics used by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Act I, Scene 2 of his opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail ("The Abduction from the Seraglio", K.384), sung by Pasha Selim's overseer, Osmin, to the lovesick Spanish nobleman, Belmonte:

    Wer ein Liebchen hat gefunden,
    Die es treu und redlich meint,
    Lohn' es ihr durch tausend Küsse;
    Mach' ihr all das Leben süße,
    Sei ihr Tröster, sei ihr Freund.
    Trallalera, trallalera.

    If you should ever find a sweetheart
    Who will live for you and you alone,
    Give her at least a thousand kisses,
    And make her life a dream come true,
    As her comfort and very best friend!
    Trallalera, trallalera!

    —text by Christoph Friedrich Bretzner, adapted by Johann Gottlieb Stephanie [English translation: Judyth Schaubhut Smith]
  3. ^ "A Thousand Kisses Deep - Chris Botti". Billboard. Archived from the original on 29 July 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.