Friday, April 28, 2006

Mindi Abair Disc Debuts at Number One on Contemporary-Jazz Chart

Saxophonist and singer Mindi Abair's Life Less Ordinary debuted at number one on the Billboard contemporary-jazz chart this week, displacing Herbie Hancock's Possibilities from the top spot.

The album includes Ricky Lee Jones' "It Must Be Love" and original compositions by Abair and producer Michael Hager.

On the jazz chart, Michael Bublé's It's Time continued its long run at number one, with Cassandra Wilson's Thunderbird, Chris Botti's To Love Again, Bublé's Caught in the Act, Dianne Reeves' Good Night, and Good Luck. soundtrack, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane's At Carnegie Hall, Botti's When I Fall in Love, and Madeleine Peyroux's Careless Love maintaining their positions in the second through eighth spots.

New entries included singer Karrin Allyson's Footprints at number nine, saxophonist Frank Catalano's Mighty Burner at number 11, and keyboardist Philippe Saisse's Body and Soul Sessions at number 24.

By Ben Mattison - playbillarts.com

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