Dr. John Album Debuts on Billboard Jazz Chart

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Mercernary, the latest album from legendary New Orleans pianist Dr. John, debuted on the Billboard jazz chart this week at number six.

The album, a tribute to Johnny Mercer, includes such Mercer classics as "Blues in the Night," "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," and "That Old Black Magic." Michael Bubl_'s It's Time continued its long run at number one, where it has spent 57 of the last 68 weeks; The Very Best of Nat 'King' Cole remained at number two.

The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions, a box set collecting Miles Davis's great 1955-56 recordings with John Coltrane, Philly Joe Jones, Red Garland, and Paul Chambers, debuted at number 15; other new entries included vocalist Anjani's Blue Alert at number 16 and the Yellowjacket's Twenty-Five at number 21.

Saxophonist Everette Harp's In the Moment debuted at number one on the classical-crossover chart, nudging Herbie Hancock's Possibilities to number two. Also new to the chart was saxophonist Marion Meadow's Dressed to Chill, at number six.

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