Chick Corea and Charlie Hunter Albums Debut on Jazz Chart

Classic Arts News   Chick Corea and Charlie Hunter Albums Debut on Jazz Chart
Pianist Chick Corea's The Ultimate Adventure and guitarist Charlie Hunter's Copperopolis made their first appearances on the Billboard jazz chart this week at numbers seven and eight.

The Ultimate Adventure, a suite based on the writings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, features performers from several of Corea's groups, including drummer Steve Gadd, percussionist Airto Moreira, saxophonists Jos_ Pardo and Tim Garland, and guitarist Frank Gambale.

Copperopolis is the latest album from Hunter and his trio, who blend jazz, funk, rock, and other influences. His bandmates are multi-instrumentalist John Ellis, who plays saxophone, Wurlitzer organ, and other instruments on this album, and drummer Derrek Phillips.

Michael Bubl_'s It Times and Caught in the Act remained in the top two spots on the chart; both boosted their sales this week.

On the contemporary-jazz chart, Herbie Hancock's Possibilities remained at number one with Jamie Cullum's Catching Tales at number two. New to the chart was keyboardist Jason Miles's What's Going On?, which debuted at number 21.

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