Sings the Blues entered the chart at number 17, and Forever Young at number 20. The two CDs, both on the Legacy/RCA label, follow the Verve compilation Nina Simone: The Definitive Collection, which debuted at number 14 a week ago but dropped off the chart this week.
Michael Bubl_'s It's Time remained in the top spot, with Chris Botti's To Love Again: The Duets moving up to number two and Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane's live At Carnegie Hall dropping to number three.
There was little movement on the contemporary-jazz chart. Herbie Hancock's Possibilities remained at number one, with Jamie Cullum's Catching Tales at number two.