Miles Davis's Cellar Door Sessions Debuts on Billboard Jazz Chart

Classic Arts News   Miles Davis's Cellar Door Sessions Debuts on Billboard Jazz Chart
A box set collecting live performances from 1970 by trumpeter Miles Davis and his group debuted on the Billboard jazz chart last week at number 22.

The Cellar Door Sessions were recorded at the Washington, D.C., club by a jazz-rock ensemble featuring pianist Keith Jarrett, drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Michael Henderson, percussionist Airto Moreira, saxophonist Gary Bartz, and guitarist John McLaughlin.

A compilation of Davis's recordings for the Prestige label also debuted on the chart, at number 25.

Diana Krall's Christmas Songs, featuring the Clayton/Hamilton Orchestra, remained at number one on the chart for the eighth straight week.

On the contemporary-jazz chart, a 40th-anniversary compilation of Vince Guaraldi's music from A Charlie Brown Christmas moved into the number-one spot, dethroning Kenny G's Greatest Holiday Classics.

The only new entry on the chart was Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped No. 4, a fusion of hip-hop and jazz, which debuted at number five.

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