Friday, April 07, 2006

Gerald Albright Album Debuts at Number One on Billboard Chart

Saxophonist Gerald Albright's New Beginning made its first appearance on the Billboard contemporary-jazz chart this week at number one.

The album includes several original tracks as well as versions of "And the Beat Goes On" and "Georgia on My Mind."

Herbie Hancock's Possibilities fell to number two after spending 21 of the last 31 weeks in the top spot.

Also new to the chart was Pieces of a Dream's Pillow Talk, at number 11.

On the jazz chart, Michael Bublé's It's Time continued its long run at number one. New entries included legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius's The Word Is Out!, recorded with a big band, at number 10; trumpeter Christian Scott's major-label debut, Rewind That, at number 13; and pianist Taylor Eigsti's Lucky to Be Me at number 15.

By Ben Mattison

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