Joshua Redman, Dave Brubeck Albums Debut on Billboard Jazz Chart

Classic Arts News   Joshua Redman, Dave Brubeck Albums Debut on Billboard Jazz Chart
Momentum, the second album from saxophonist Joshua Redman's Elastic Band, debuted on the Billboard jazz chart this week at number four.

The funk-infused album features organist Sam Yahel, drummer Jeff Ballard, and drummer Brian Blades. Also making appearances are vibraphonist Stefon Harris, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, guitarists Kurt Rosenwinkel and Peter Bernstein, bassist Flea of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, bassist Michelle N'Degeocello, and drummer Questlove of the hip-hop group the Roots.

The self-titled debut album from Redman's SF Jazz Collective also made its first appearance on the chart at number 14, while pianist Dave Brubeck's London Flat, London Sharp entered the chart at number seven. Also debuting were singer-songwriter Tony DeSare's Want You at number 16, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval Live at the Blue Note at number 18, and vocalist Vera Lee's 83 and Still Playing With the Boys at number 25.

The top of the chart was largely unchanged, with vocalist Michael Bubl_'s It's Time remaining at number one and Chris Botti and Madeleine Peyroux trading the number two and three spots.

On the contemporary jazz chart, Kenny G's At Last... The Duets Album reclaimed the number one spot from the Rippingtons' Wild Card. New to the chart were guitarist Jeff Golub's Temptation at number eight and saxophonist and vocalist Walter Beasley's For Her at number 12.

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