New Albums From Brian Bromberg and SFJAZZ Collective Debut on Billboard Chart

Classic Arts News   New Albums From Brian Bromberg and SFJAZZ Collective Debut on Billboard Chart
 
Bassist Brian Bromberg's Wood II and SFJAZZ Collective 2, the latest album from the all-star group led by saxophonist Joshua Redman, debuted on the Billboard jazz chart this week at numbers 19 and 20.

Wood II features pianist Randy Waldman and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta; tracks includes such jazz standards as "Caravan," "I'll Remember April," and "Blue Bossa as well as an arrangement of Paul McCartney's "Let 'Em In." SFJAZZ Collective 2 focuses on the music of John Coltrane; in addition to Redman, the group includes trumpeter Nicholas Payton, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, and saxophonist Miguel Zen‹n.

The top three spots on the chart were unchanged: vocalist Michael Bubl_'s It's Time at number one, trumpeter Chris Botti's To Love Again: The Duets at number two, and Bubl_'s live Caught in the Act at number three.

There were no new entries on the contemporary-jazz chart. Herbie Hancock's Possibilities remained at number one, where it has spent 19 of the last 29 weeks.


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