B_la Fleck Disc Debuts on Billboard Chart

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The Hidden Land, the latest CD from the pop-jazz-bluegrass group B_la Fleck and the Flecktones, debuted on the contemporary-jazz chart this week at number two.

The album features original compositions by bano player B_la Fleck as well as a take on a Bach prelude and fugue. In addition to Fleck, the Flecktones include saxophonist Jeff Coffin, bassist Victor Wooten, and drummer Roy Wooten, also known as Future Man.

Herbie Hancock's Possibilities remained at number one on the chart. There were no other new entries.

Vocalist Michael Bubl_ continued his reign on the jazz chart, with the platinum-selling It's Time at number one and the more recent Caught in the Act at number two. Chris Botti's To Love Again, Thelonious Monk's At Carnegie Hall, Dianne Reeves' Good Night, and Good Luck., and the benefit album Our New Orleans 2005 remained in the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth slots on the chart.

Two Valentine's Day-themed albums debuted: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong for Lovers at number 19, and Dave Brubeck Plays for Lovers at number 20.

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