The successful American pop and jazz trumpeter Chris Botti will participate in the notorious DownBeat Blindfold Test - one of the regular and one of the most enjoyable - features of the American jazz magazine DownBeat, in which well-known jazz musicians get to hear a number of jazz songs without knowing the nature of the recording or who is playing. The musician, interviewed by Dan Ouellette, has to guess which selection he is listening to. The blindfolded has to know what’s what: the title of the song, the band members, the soloists, the period and so forth. It’s always fun to read the test, or to see it live, especially when it’s guessing time. Further more the songs are selected with the featured guest in mind, an approach that, more often than not, yields heartily told anecdotes!