Diana Krall's Christmas Songs Extends Reign on Jazz Chart

Classic Arts News   Diana Krall's Christmas Songs Extends Reign on Jazz Chart
The top seven spots on the Billboard jazz chart were unchanged this week, with Diana Krall's Christmas Songs staying at number one.

Sales of the album, which features the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, increased in its fifth week on the chart.

Crooner Michael Bubl_ remained a major presence on the chart, with It's Time at number two and the live Caught in the Act again at number three in its second week.

Movers included singer Jane Monheit's The Season, which jumped from number 11 to number eight in its seventh week. In its second week, a CD drawn from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Higher Ground benefit concert moved from number 19 to number 15.

The top spots on contemporary-jazz chart were also unchanged, with Kenny G's Greatest Holiday Classics at number one, the Vince Guaraldi compilation 40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas at number two, and Herbie Hancock's Possibilities at number three.

The biggest movers were all compilations, led by Smooth Jazz KKSF's Sampler for AIDS Relief 16, which jumped from number 22 to number five. The Best of Smooth Jazz Christmas moved from number 12 to number seven, and Christmas Remixed 2 went from number 13 to number 11.

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