Early Parker-Gillespie Recording Debuts on Billboard Jazz Chart

Classic Arts News   Early Parker-Gillespie Recording Debuts on Billboard Jazz Chart
An early live recording of bebop pioneers Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie debuted on the Billboard jazz chart this week at number 19.

The CD, which has been greeted with rapture by critics and fans, was drawn from recently discovered acetate discs recorded at Parker and Gillespie's concert at Town Hall on June 22, 1945—mere weeks after the two made their first studio recording.

Also new to the chart was a compilation of music by pianist Ahmad Jamal, The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings, which debuted at number 25.

Singer Michael Bubl_'s It's Time topped the chart for the 27th time. The biggest movers included singer Rita Coolidge's And So Is Love, which jumped from number 25 to number six.

New entries on the contemporary-jazz chart included guitarist Marc Antoine's Modern Times at number 11 and vocalist Marilyn Scott's Handpicked at number 16. Brian Culbertson's It's On Tonight remained at number one for the fourth straight week.

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