Joe Lovano's Joyous Encounter Enters Billboard Jazz Chart

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Saxophonist Joe Lovano's album Joyous Encounter entered Billboard's jazz-album chart at number eight this week.

The album, which follows his release last year of I'm All for You, features pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Paul Motian.

The first five positions on the chart remained unchanged from last week, with Michael Bubl_'s It's Time at number one, followed by Madeleine Peyroux's Careless Love, Chris Botti's When I Fall in Love, Diana Krall's The Girl in the Other Room, and Keith Jarrett's Radiance. Bubl_'s album as been at the top of the chart for 13 weeks.

Among the albums that enjoyed sales increases were Eldar Djangirov's Eldar, which jumps from number 18 to number nine; the Yellowjackets' Altered State, which re-enters the chart at number 14; and 85 Candles: Live in New York by Marian McPartland and various other musicians, which re-entered the chart at number 24.

There were no new entries or re-entries on the contemporary-jazz chart. Kenny G.'s At Last. . . The Duets Album was still at number one, where it has been for most of the year. The albums with the greatest sales gains were Bobby Caldwell's Perfect Island Nights, Paul Taylor's Nightlife, George Duke's Duke, and Wayman Tinsdale's Hang Time.

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