Boy oh boy! I'm so conflicted about this performance. One of my all-time favorite songs plus one of the best, most tasteful piano accompaniments, plus Botti's soulful interpretation (and playing)......and then there's Sting. Sorry, I'm just not a big fan. I admire the fact that he has used his celebrity and pop/rock credentials to bring more exposure to (good) jazz, but I pretty much share Wynton Marsalis' assessment of him when his brother (Branford) was playing with him (I won't repeat it here). BTW, love Chet Baker's version; I'd like to say that's the definitive version but then there's Miles version and so many other great performances of this super tune. Sting's wife DOES have that classic 'thinking man's' look, though. She will be striking on into old age.
Great video, though. I read a lot of the comments. Doesn't seem to be much middle ground; loved it or hated it. A couple of (obviously knowledgeable) people DID pick up on that wonderful piano accompaniment, though.
"Faith means not wanting to know what is true." [Nietzsche]