Friday, February 10, 2006

Chris Potter's Underground Debuts on Billboard Chart

Saxophonist Chris Potter's Underground debuted on the Billboard jazz chart this week at number 11.

The album, Potter's 14th as a leader, features several originals as well as the Beatles' "Yesterday" and Billy Strayhorn's "Lotus Blossom." Personnel includes guitarist Wayne Krantz, organist Craig Taborn, and drummer Nate Smith.

Michael Bublé's year-old It's Time remained at number one, and his Caught in the Act moved up to number two.

Also new to the chart was vocalist Erin Bode's Over and Over, which debuted at number 25.

Herbie Hancock's Possibilities remained at number one on the contemporary-jazz chart. The only new album on the chart was a compilation titled No. 1 Smooth Jazz Hits!, which debuted at number 16.

By Ben Mattison - playbillarts.com

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