Verve Unmixed 3 Enters Both Jazz and Contemporary Jazz Billboard Charts

Classic Arts News   Verve Unmixed 3 Enters Both Jazz and Contemporary Jazz Billboard Charts
Trumpeter Chris Botti's album When I Fall in Love returned to the number-one spot on the Billboard jazz chart this week, pushing Michael Bubl_'s It's Time to the number-two position.

Bubl_'s album had spent eight weeks at the top of the chart.

A number of albums made first appearances on the chart this week. Verve Unmixed 3, a compilation of classic jazz performances remixed by DJs, entered the chart at number four; saxophonist Charles Lloyd's Jumping the Creek appeared at number 10; The Ground, by the Tor Gustavsen Trio, came in at number 11; and a new Billie Holiday collection made its debut at number 15. An album by 17-year-old jazz pianist Eldar Djanigrov entered the chart at number 20.

Other albums with significant sales gains this week were John Pizarelli's Knowing You and the Yellowjackets' Altered States.

Verve Unmixed 3 also entered the contemporary jazz chart at number one, displacing Kenny G's At Last. . . The Duets Album, which has been at the top of the chart for a total of 19 weeks. New entries on the contemporary chart include pianist Keiko Matsui's Walls of Akendora, which appears at number 11, and bassist Marcus Miller's Silver Rain, at number 21. Lessons in Love, by the Marcus Johnson Project, re-entered the chart at number 22.

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