Top Contemporary Jazz Albums – June 20, 1996

These were the top selling contemporary jazz recordings 25 years ago this week, as reported by Billboard magazine.

  1. Q's Joke Joint by Quincy JonesQuincy Jones, Q’s Jook Joint
  2. Kenny G, Breathless
  3. The John Tesh Project, Discovery
  4. Russ Freeman & the Rippingtons, Brave New World
  5. Randy Crawford, Naked and True
  6. Jerald Daemyon, Thinking About You
  7. George Howard, Attitude Adjustment
  8. Will Downing, Moods
  9. Fourplay, Elixir
  10. Boney James, Seduction
  11. Richard Elliot, City Speak

The Benoit/Freeman topped the chart 25 years ago

The top ten contemporary jazz recordings from the week of Feb. 13, 1994!

The Benoit/Freeman Project
  1. David Benoit and Russ Freeman, The Benoit/Freeman Project
  2. Nelson Rangell, Yes Then Yes
  3. Tom Scott, Reed My Lips
  4. Richard Smith, From My Window
  5. Torcuato Mariano, Paradise Station
  6. Marcus Miller, The Sun Don’t Lie
  7. Yellowjackets, Run for Your Life
  8. Fourplay, Between the Sheets
  9. Gary Burton/Rebecca Parris, It’s Another Day
  10. Charles Michael Brotman, Pacific Rendezvous

Playlist: 1991 Contemporary Jazz

I’ve posted the fourth in my series of top contemporary jazz recordings of past years. This one is eight of the best-selling artists in 1991, including the debut recordings from Fourplay and Candy Dulfer, some serious funkiness from David Benoit and Eric Marienthal, the Crusaders produced by Marcus Miller and more!¬†Click the image below to immediately listen and spread the word! Thanks for those who have submitted such nice feedback through 8tracks!

September 23rd Releases – Kenny Garrett, Fourplay, Spyro Gyra

Kenny Garrett – Sketches of MD: Live At The Iridium. “I wanted to document the band I took on the road for Beyond the Wall while we were working with Pharoah and also write some new songs,” says Kenny of this new recording which features Pharoah Sanders. “The idea of doing the Miles-related songs just evolved.”
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Fourplay – Energy
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Spyro Gyra – A Night Before Christmas
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Herbie Hancock – Then and Now: The Definitive Herbie Hancock
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