Live John Coltrane Album Debuts on Billboard Jazz Chart; Jamie Cullum Tops Contemporary-Jazz Chart

Classic Arts News   Live John Coltrane Album Debuts on Billboard Jazz Chart; Jamie Cullum Tops Contemporary-Jazz Chart
 
One Down, One Up, a 1965 recording of the John Coltrane Quartet at New York's Half Note club, debuted on the Billboard jazz chart this week at number three.

The album is the second rediscovered Coltrane recording to be released in the last month. The first, a live 1957 performance with the Thelonious Monk Quartet at Carnegie Hall, was at number two on the chart for the third straight week. (A third "lost" album, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker's Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945, was at number 16 this week, in its 10th week on the chart.)

Vocalist Michael Bubl_'s It's Time remained at number one, where it has spent 35 of the last 36 weeks.

Other new entries on the chart included vocalist Dianne Reeves' soundtrack album for the film Good Night, And Good Luck at number 10 and The Soul of Nina Simone, a compilation, at number 12.

The biggest movers included Harry Connick Jr.'s latest album, Occasion, which jumped from number 15 to number seven.

Catching Tales, the new abum from pianist, singer, and songwriter Jamie Cullum, debuted at number one on the contemporary-jazz chart. It displaced Herbie Hancock's Possibilities, which fell to number two after six weeks in the top spot.

Also new to the chart, at number 24, was 40 Years: A Charlie Brown Chistmas, a collection of Vince Guaraldi's music from the 1965 television special performed by David Benoit, Vanessa Williams, The Rippingtons, Gerald Albright, and other pop and jazz musicians.


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