Jazz Short Takes, March 1982

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Click on the thumbnail below to open a pdf file of the “Jazz Short Takes” from Musician magazine’s March, 1982 issue. Artists include Django Reinhardt, Art Blakey, and Eric Dolphy.

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Dr. Smooth’s Flashback #15: Record World #1 albums of 1978

Spend an hour remembering the #1 jazz albums of 1978 according to Record World magazine.

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Playlist:


duke

Track 1: “Reach for It” by George Duke, from the album Reach for It.


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Track 2: “You Make Me Dance” by Grover Washington, Jr., from the album Live at The Bijou.


benson

Track 3: “Windsong” by George Benson from the album Weekend in L.A..


feelssogood

Track 4: “Maui-Waui” by Chuck Mangione, from the album, Feels So Good.


quincy

Track 5: “Stuff Like That” by Quincy Jones, from the album Sounds…And Stuff Like That!!.


crusaders

Track 6: “Merry-Go-Round” by The Crusaders from the album Images.


sanchez

Track 7: “Children of Sanchez” by Chuck Mangione, from the album Children of Sanchez.


reedseed

Track 8: “Maracas Beach” by Grover Washington, Jr., from the album, Reed Seed.  


mrgone

Track 9: “Young and Fine” by Weather Report, from the album Mr. Gone.


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Charting the Charts: Wilton Felder – Gentle Fire (1983)

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Here’s a look at how the Wilton Felder album Gentle Fire fared on various album charts:

1983
Date Billboard
Jazz (50)
Billboard
R&B (75)
Radio & Records
Jazz (30)
Cashbox
Jazz (30)
CashBox
R&B (75)
April 16 28 16
April 23 12
April 30 28 8 21
May 7 6 15 65
May 14 13 60 3 13 61
May 21 55 3 11 58
May 28 8 55 3 9 54
June 4 64 3 8 53
June 11 8 71 2 10 62
June 18 71 3 16 75
June 25 12 11 14 74
July 2 15 16
July 9 21 15 26
July 16 13
July 23 28 13
July 30 14 27
Aug 6 37 21 25
Aug 13 21
Aug 20 37 17
Aug 27 17
Sept 3 26 21
Sept 10 22
Sept 17 26 24
Sept 24 23
Oct 1 31 28
Oct 8
Oct 15 47


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Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1987

In 1987, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Forty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1987:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 3 Tutu Miles Davis
January 10
January 17
January 24
January 31
February 7 Nice Place to Be George Howard
February 14
February 21
February 28
March 7 A Change of Heart David Sanborn
March 14
March 21
March 28 Najee’s Theme Najee
April 4
April 11 A Change of Heart David Sanborn
April 18
April 25 Najee’s Theme Najee
May 2
May 9
May 16
May 23
May 30
June 6
June 13 Duotones Kenny G
June 20
June 27
July 4
July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15
August 22
August 29
September 5 Collaboration George Benson &
Earl Klugh
September 12 Still Life (Talking) Pat Metheny Group
September 19
September 26
October 3
October 10 Collaboration George Benson &
Earl Klugh
October 17 Still Life (Talking) Pat Metheny Group
October 24 Collaboration George Benson &
Earl Klugh
October 31
November 7 Standard Time, Vol. 1 Wynton Marsalis
November 14
November 21
November 28 Collaboration George Benson &
Earl Klugh
December 5 Standard Time, Vol. 1 Wynton Marsalis
December 12
December 19
December 26 Renaissance Branford Marsalis

#1 Cash Box Jazz Albums:
1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984 · 1985 · 1986

Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1985

In 1985, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Forty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1985:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 5 First Circle Pat Metheny Group
January 12
January 19
January 26
February 2
February 9
February 16 Straight to the Heart David Sanborn
February 23
March 2
March 9
March 16
March 23
March 30
April 6
April 13
April 20
April 27
May 4
May 11 Magic Touch Stanley Jordan
May 18
May 25
June 1
June 8
June 15
June 22
June 29
July 6 Soda Fountain Shuffle Earl Klugh
July 13
July 20
July 27 Dancing in the Sun George Howard
August 3
August 10
August 17
August 24
August 31
September 7
September 14
September 21
September 28
October 5
October 12 Harlequin Lee Ritenour &
Dave Grusin
October 19 Skin Dive Michael Franks
October 26
November 2
November 9 Live in London Al Jarreau
November 16 Black Codes (From the Underground) Pat Metheny Group
November 23
November 30
December 7
December 14 Fables Jean-Luc Ponty
December 21
December 28

#1 Cash Box Jazz Albums:
1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984