Category: charts

Top of the Chart – July 1988 »

Here were the top-selling contemporary jazz recordings in summer 1988, according to the July 8, 1988 issue of Billboard! George Howard – Reflections Bobby McFerrin – Simple Pleasures Basia – Time and Tide Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman – Kilamanjaro David Benoit – Every Step of the Way Tim Heintz – Searching the Heart Chick Corea […]

Top Contemporary Jazz Albums of 1997 and 2012 »

Billboard reported these as the Top Contemporary Jazz Albums of 1997: The Moment – Kenny G Sweet Thing – Boney James Dream Walk – Keiko Matsui Que Pasa – Gato Barbieri A Twist of Jobim – Various Artists Soulful Strut – Grover Washington, Jr. Breathless – Kenny G Caravan of Dreams – Peter White Beneath […]

Top 10 – Fifteen Years Ago »

In the earlier days of this site, I ran a top ten list of the most popular contemporary jazz at the time. This chart was based on sales and radio play. Here were the top 10 from December 5, 1997! Jonathan Butler, Do You Love Me?, N2K Encoded Music Bob James, Playin’ Hooky, Warner Bros. Boney James, Sweet […]

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