The Way Up, an ambitious CD-length composition by the guitarist, took the number one spot on the Billboard contemporary jazz chart this week, displacing Kenny G's At Last... The Duets Album, which had held the top spot for nine weeks.
Pamela Williams' Sweet Saxations also debuted on the contemporary jazz chart, reaching number four.
On the main jazz chart, Chris Botti's When I Fall in Love remained in the top spot for the 15th week. Much of the rest of the chart remained the same; the biggest gainers included the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra's A Love Supreme, which moved from number 21 to number 17, and David Sanborn's timeagain, which jumped from number 20 to number 13. Sanborn's more recent Closer is also on the chart, at number four. Dr. John's N'Awlinz: Dis Dat Or D'Udda re-entered the chart at 21 after dropping off last week.