Top of the Charts – July 2006, 2001, 1996, 1986

Here’s the top-selling contemporary jazz albums, according to Billboard magazine, in mid-July of years past. 25 years ago: Larry Carlton, Alone/But Never Alone 15 years ago: Quincy Jones, Q’s Jook Joint 10 years ago: Brian Culbertson, Nice and Slow 5 years ago: Wayman Tisdale, Way Up Widgets