Billboard Jazz Chart Holds Steady

Classic Arts News   Billboard Jazz Chart Holds Steady
With all of the major Christmas releases in stores, there were no new entries on the Billboard jazz chart this week, but nearly all of the CDs on the chart enjoyed increased sales as the holiday approached.

Diana Krall's Christmas Songs, which features the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, remained in the number-one spot for the seventh straight week.

The top 19 slots on the chart were essentially identical to last week, with Chris Botti's To Love Again and Michael Bubl_'s live Caught in the Act trading the three and four spots and Krall's previous album, The Girl in the Other Room (number nine), inching past Jane Monheit's The Season (number ten). Wynton Marsalis's Live in the House of Tribes returned to the chart at number 25 after previously dropping off.

Nor was there much action on the contemporary-jazz chart. Kenny G's The Greatest Holiday Classics remained at number one; the biggest mover of the week was the saxophonist's At Last... The Duets Album, which jumped from number 11 to number five in its 57th week on the chart.

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