Elektra/Musician Releases: May 1982

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Down Beat, October 1982, p. 47


Billy Cobham’s Glass Menagerie – Observations &

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Produced by Bill Cobham
Liner notes

   
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #23
Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide (1985): ★★★
Downbeat magazine review

Dexter Gordon – American Classic

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Produced by Michael Cuscuna

   
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #19
Peak on CashBox Jazz Album Chart: #17
Peak on Radio & Records Jazz Chart: #12
Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999): ★★★
Rolling Stone Jazz & Blues Album Guide (1999): ★★★
Billboard magazine review

Woody Shaw – Master of the Art

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Produced by Michael Cuscuna
Liner notes

   
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #42
Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999): ★★★
Rolling Stone Jazz & Blues Album Guide (1999): ★★★½
Downbeat magazine review

Bobby McFerrin – Bobby McFerrin

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Produced by Linda Goldstein
Liner notes

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Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #41
Rolling Stone Jazz & Blues Album Guide (1999): ★★½
Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999): ★★★
Billboard magazine review

Clifford Brown and Max Roach – Pure Genius

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Jazz Masters Edition
Previously unreleased performances from the private collection of Mrs. Clifford Brown
Recorded live in 1956
Produced by Max Roach
Liner notes

   
Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999): ★★★★
Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide (1985): ★★★★★
Downbeat magazine review
Billboard magazine review

Mose Allison – Middle Class White Boy

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Produced by Esmond Edwards
Liner notes

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Peak on Radio & Records Jazz Chart: #11
Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999): ★★★
Rolling Stone Jazz & Blues Album Guide (1999): ★★★
Penguin Guide to Jazz (5th ed., 2000): ★★★

Bud Powell – Inner Fires

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Jazz Masters Edition
Previously unreleased performances from the private collection of Bill Potts
Recorded live April 5, 1953, Club Kavakos, Washington, D.C.
Produced by Bill Potts
Liner notes

   
Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999): ★★★
Rolling Stone Jazz & Blues Album Guide (1999): ★★★★
Penguin Guide to Jazz (5th ed., 2000): ★★★★
Billboard magazine review

David Sancious – The Bridge

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Produced by David Sancious
Liner notes

   
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #36

Various Artists – The Musicians Guide, Volume 2

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Sampler from above albums
Produced by various


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Musician, September 1982, p. 104


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Elektra/Musician Releases: February 1982

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Downbeat, June 1982, p. 49

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Charlie Parker – One Night in Washington

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Jazz Masters Edition
Recorded at Club Kavakos, Washington D.C., February 22nd, 1953.
Produced by Bill Potts

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Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #28
Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999): ★★★
Musician magazine review
Downbeat magazine review

Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan – Spirit Within

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Produced by Mike Berniker
Liner notes

   
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: Did not chart
Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999): ★★★
Downbeat magazine review

Eric Gale – Blue Horizon

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Produced by Eric Gale
Liner notes

   
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #20
Peak on CashBox Jazz Album Chart: #22
Peak on Radio & Records Jazz Chart: #29
Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999): ★★★

Lee Ritenour – Rio

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Produced by Lee Ritenour

   
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #11
Peak on CashBox Jazz Album Chart: #8
Peak on Radio & Records Jazz Chart: #5
Rolling Stone Jazz & Blues Album Guide (1999): ★★★
Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999): ★★★
Musician magazine review

Various Artists – The Griffith Park Collection

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Stanley Clarke, bass; Chick Corea, piano; Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone; Freddie Hubbard, trumpet and flugelhorn; Lenny White, drums
Produced by Lenny White

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Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #35
Peak on CashBox Jazz Album Chart: #26
Peak on Radio & Records Jazz Chart: #29
Musician magazine review
Downbeat magazine review

Freddie Hubbard – Ride Like the Wind

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Produced by Jeffrey Weber
Liner notes

   
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #24
Peak on CashBox Jazz Album Chart: #18
Peak on Radio & Records Jazz Chart: #11
Musician magazine review
Downbeat magazine review

John McLaughlin – My Goals Beyond

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Originally released in 1971
Produced by John McLaughlin

   
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #34
Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999): ★★★
Musician magazine review

Material – Memory Serves

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Produced by Material

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Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #32
Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999): ★★★
Musician magazine review
Downbeat magazine review

Various Artists – The Musicians Guide, Volume 1

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Sampler – songs taken from above albums plus a track from Echoes of an Era (Elektra 60021)
Produced by various
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #41

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Billboard, February 20, 1982, p. 70


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#1 Jazz Albums of 1986: Side-by-Side Charts

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Week Billboard Cash Box Radio & Records
Jan 4 Magic Touch
Stanley Jordan
Fables
Jean-Luc Ponty
Twinkling of an Eye
John Blake
Jan 11
Jan 18 Acousticity
David Grisman
Jan 25 Magic Touch
Stanley Jordan
Feb 1 GRP Live in Session
Various Artists
Feb 8
Feb 15 Foreign Intrigue
Tony Williams
Feb 22
Mar 1 Explosion
Paquito D’Rivera
Mar 8
Mar 15
Mar 22
Mar 29
Apr 5
Apr 12 Breakthrough
Eddie Daniels
Apr 19 Alone/But Never Alone
Larry Carlton
Apr 26 Love Will Follow
George Howard
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24 Love Will Follow
George Howard
Double Take
Freddie Hubbard
& Woody Shaw
May 31
June 7
June 14
June 21 Go for Whatcha Know
Jimmy Smith
June 28
July 5
July 12 Double Vision
Bob James &
David Sanborn
July 19 Alone/But Never Alone
Larry Carlton
July 26 Double Vision
Bob James &
David Sanborn
Aug 2 Double Vision
Bob James &
David Sanborn
Aug 9 Light Struck
Dave Valentin
Aug 16
Aug 23
Aug 30
Sept 6 Spontaneous Inventions
Bobby McFerrin
Sept 13
Sept 20 Fivin’ Around
Henry Butler
Sept 27 Breakout
Spyro Gyra
Amanda
Randy Brecker &
Elaine Elias
Oct 4 Face to Face
Kevin Eubanks
Oct 11 Down to the Moon
Andreas Vollenwieder
Oct 18
Oct 25
Nov 1 Tutu
Mile Davis
J Mood
Wynton Marsalis
Nov 8
Nov 15
Nov 22 Tutu
Miles Davis
Royal Garden Blues
Branford Marsalis
Nov 29
Dec 6
Dec 13 You’re the One
Henry Johnson
Dec 20
Dec 27
Week Billboard Cash Box Radio & Records

#1 Jazz Albums of 1985: Side-by-Side Charts

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Week Billboard Cash Box Radio & Records
Jan 5 Hot House Flowers
Wynton Marsalis
First Circle
Pat Metheny Group
First Circle
Pat Metheny Group
Jan 12
Jan 19 Why Not!
Paquito D’Rivera
Jan 26
Feb 2 Islands
Scott Cossu
Feb 9
Feb 16 Straight to the Heart
David Sanborn
Feb 23 Straight to the Heart
David Sanborn
Mar 2
Mar 9
Mar 16
Mar 23 Good Bait
Bobby Hutcherson
Mar 30 Straight to the Heart
David Sanborn
Apr 6 Magic Touch
Stanley Jordan
Apr 13
Apr 20
Apr 27
May 4
May 11 Hot House Flowers
Wynton Marsalis
Magic Touch
Stanley Jordan
May 18
May 25 Magic Touch
Stanley Jordan
June 1 New Faces
Dizzy Gillespie
June 8
June 15
June 22
June 29
July 6 Soda Fountain Shuffle
Earl Klugh
July 13 Jungle Garden
Dave Valentin
July 20
July 27 Dancing in the Sun
George Howard
Slow Motion
Andy Narell
Aug 3
Aug 10 Just Feelin’
McCoy Tyner
Aug 17
Aug 24 Digital Works
Ahmad Jamal
Aug 31
Sept 7
Sept 14 Dancing in the Sun
George Howard
Sept 21
Sept 28 Vocalese
The Manhattan Transfer
Oct 5
Oct 12 Harlequin
Lee Ritenour
& Dave Grusin
Oct 19 Skin Dive
Michael Franks
Black Codes (From the Underground)
Wynton Marsalis
Oct 26 Magic Touch
Stanley Jordan
Nov 2
Nov 9 Live in London
Al Jarreau
Nov 16 Black Codes (From the Underground)
Wynton Marsalis
Nov 23
Nov 30
Dec 7
Dec 14 Fables
Jean-Luc Ponty
Dec 21 Twinkling of an Eye
John Blake
Dec 28
Week Billboard Cash Box Radio & Records

#1 Jazz Albums of 1984: Side-by-Side Charts

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Week Billboard Cash Box Radio & Records
Jan 7 In Your Eyes
George Benson
Backstreet
David Sanborn
Backstreet
David Sanborn
Jan 14 December
George Winston
Jan 21 Fill Up the Night
Sadao Watanabe
Jan 28 Backstreet
David Sanborn
Backstreet
David Sanborn
Backstreet
David Sanborn
Feb 4
Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 25
Mar 3
Mar 10 Name of the Game
Phil Upchurch
Mar 17 Imagine This
Pieces of a Dream
Mar 24 Love Explosion
Tania Maria
Mar 31 Backstreet
David Sanborn
Apr 7 Wishful Thinking
Earl Klugh
Apr 14
Apr 21 Think of One
Wynton Marsalis
Apr 28
May 5 Modern Times
Steps Ahead
May 12
May 19 Rejoicing
Pat Metheny with
Charlie Haden and
Billy Higgins
May 26
June 2
June 9
June 16 Backstreet
David Sanborn
Wishful Thinking
Earl Klugh
June 23
June 30
July 7 Nightlines
Dave Grusin
July 14 Wishful Thinking
Earl Klugh
Decoy
Miles Davis
July 21 Nightlines
Dave Grusin
July 28 Backstreet
David Sanborn
Decoy
Miles Davis
Aug 4 Call of the Wild
Generation Band
Aug 11 Decoy
Miles Davis
Access All Areas
Spyro Gyra
Aug 18 Nightlines
Dave Grusin
Aug 25
Sept 1 Road Warriors
Les McCann &
Houston Person
Sept 8 Access All Areas
Spyro Gyra
Sept 15 Rendezvous
Sadao Watanabe
Sept 22
Sept 29 Kalahari
Dave Valentin
Oct 6
Oct 13 First Circle
Pat Metheny Group
Oct 20 Hot House Flowers
Wynton Marsalis
Oct 27
Nov 3 Inside Moves
Grover Washington, Jr.
Nov 10
Nov 17 Hot House Flowers
Wynton Marsalis
Nov 24
Dec 1 Deedles
Diane Schuur
Dec 8 First Circle
Pat Metheny Group
Dec 15
Dec 22
Dec 29
Week Billboard Cash Box Radio & Records

#1 Jazz Albums of 1983: Side-by-Side Charts

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Week Billboard Cash Box Radio & Records
Jan 8 Two of a Kind
Bob James &
Earl Klugh
Two of a Kind
Bob James &
Earl Klugh
Two of a Kind
Bob James &
Earl Klugh
Jan 15 The Best is Yet to Come
Grover Washington, Jr.
Jan 22
Jan 31
Feb 5
Feb 12 The Best is Yet to Come
Grover Washington, Jr.
Feb 19
Feb 26
Mar 5
Mar 12
Mar 19 Dave Grusin and the NY-LA Dream Band
Mar 26 Asphalt Gardens
George Howard
Apr 2
Apr 9 The Hunter
Joe Sample
Apr 16 Procession
Weather Report
Apr 23
Apr 30 Jarreau
Al Jarreau
May 7
May 14 Jarreau
Al Jarreau
May 21 Low Ride
Earl Klugh
May 28 Low Ride
Earl Klugh
June 4
June 11
June 18
June 25 Jarreau
Al Jarreau
July 2 In Your Eyes
George Benson
July 9
July 16
July 23 Les Fleurs
Ramsey Lewis
July 30
Aug 6
Aug 13 City Kids
Spyro Gyra
Aug 20
Aug 27
Sept 3
Sept 10
Sept 17 In Your Eyes
George Benson
Sept 24
Oct 1
Oct 8
Oct 15 Individual Choice
Jean-Lun Ponty
Foxie
Bob James
Oct 22
Oct 29 Foxie
Bob James
Nov 5
Nov 12
Nov 19 Individual Choice
Jean-Luc Ponty
Nov 26 Soft Shoulder
Generation Band
Dec 3
Dec 10 Backstreet
David Sanborn
Backstreet
David Sanborn
Dec 17
Dec 24
Dec 31
Week Billboard Cash Box Radio & Records

#1 Jazz Albums of 1982: Side-by-Side Charts

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Week Billboard Cash Box Radio & Records Record World
1/2 Breakin’ Away
Al Jarreau
The George Benson Collection (No airplay chart published) The George Benson Collection
1/9 The George Benson Collection
1/16 Come Morning
Grover Washington, Jr.
1/23
1/30
2/6
2/13 Come Morning
Grover Washington, Jr.
2/20
2/27
3/6 The George Benson Collection
3/13 The George Benson Collection
3/20
3/27
4/3 The Dude
Quincy Jones
4/10 Mystical Adventures
Jean-Luc Ponty
4/17 Magazine no longer published
4/24
5/1
5/8 Breakin’ Away
Al Jarreau
5/15
5/22 It’s a Fact
Jeff Lorber
5/29 We Want Miles
Miles Davis
Old Songs for the New Depression
Ben Sidran
6/5 Breakin’ Away
Al Jarreau
Offramp
Pat Metheny Group
6/12 Offramp
Pat Metheny Group
6/19 Offramp
Pat Metheny Group
6/26
7/3
7/10
7/17
7/24
7/31
8/7 Hands Down
Bob James
8/14 As We Speak
David Sanborn
As We Speak
David Sanborn
8/21 Offramp
Pat Metheny Group
8/28
9/4
9/11 Hands Down
Bob James
Out of the Shadows
Dave Grusin
918 As We Speak
David Sanborn
9/25
10/2 As We Speak
David Sanborn
10/9 As We Speak
David Sanborn
10/16 Off the Top
Jimmy Smith
10/23
10/30 Incognito
Spyro Gyra
11/6
11/13 Incognito
Spyro Gyra
11/20 Two of a Kind
Bob James &
Earl Klugh
11/27
12/4 Two of a Kind
Bob James &
Earl Klugh
12/11
12/18 Casino Lights
Various Artists
12/25
Week Billboard Cash Box Radio & Records Record World

#1 Jazz Albums of 1981: Side-by-Side Charts


Week Billboard CashBox Record World
Jan 3 Winelight
Grover Washington, Jr.
Winelight
Grover Washington, Jr.
Winelight
Grover Washington, Jr.
Jan 10
Jan 17
Jan 24
Jan 31
Feb 7
Feb 14
Feb 21
Feb 28
Mar 7
Mar 14
Mar 21
Mar 28
Apr 4
Apr 11
Apr 18
Apr 25
May 2
May 9
May 16
May 23
May 30
June 6
June 13
June 20
June 27
July 4 The Clarke/Duke Project
Stanley Clarke &
George Duke
July 11 The Clarke/Duke Project
Stanley Clarke &
George Duke
The Clarke/Duke Project
Stanley Clarke &
George Duke
July 18 Winelight
Grover Washington, Jr.
July 25 Voyeur
David Sanborn
The Man with the Horn
Miles Davis
Aug 1 As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
Pat Metheny &
Lyle Mays
Aug 8 Winelight
Grover Washington, Jr.
Aug 15 The Man with the Horn
Miles Davis
The Man with the Horn
Miles Davis
Aug 22
Aug 29
Sept 5 Breakin’ Away
Al Jarreau
Sept 12 Breakin’ Away
Al Jarreau
Sept 19 Breakin’ Away
Al Jarreau
Sept 26
Oct 3
Oct 10
Oct 17
Oct 24
Oct 31 Freetime
Spyro Gyra
Nov 7
Nov 14 Breakin’ Away
Al Jarreau
Nov 21
Nov 28
Dec 5
Dec 12 The George Benson Collection
Dec 19
Dec 26 The George Benson Collection
Week Billboard CashBox Record World

#1 Jazz Albums of 1980: Side-by-Side Charts


Week Billboard Cash Box Record World
Jan 5 One on One
Bob James &
Earl Klugh
One on One
Bob James &
Earl Klugh
One on One
Bob James &
Earl Klugh
Jan 12
Jan 19
Jan 26 American Garage
Pat Metheny Group
Feb 2 One on One
Bob James &
Earl Klugh
Angel of the Night
Angela Bofill
Feb 9 One on One
Bob James &
Earl Klugh
Feb 16
Feb 23
Mar 1 Every Generation
Ronnie Laws
Mar 8 Every Generation
Ronnie Laws
Every Generation
Ronnie Laws
Fun & Games
Chuck Mangione
Mar 15 Fun & Games
Chuck Mangione
Fun & Games
Chuck Mangione
Mar 22
Mar 29 Skylarkin’
Grover Washington, Jr.
Apr 5
Apr 12
Apr 19 Skylarkin’
Grover Washington, Jr.
Apr 26 Catching the Sun
Spyro Gyra
May 3 Catching the Sun
Spyro Gyra
Catching the Sun
Spyro Gyra
May 10 Skylarkin’
Grover Washington, Jr.
May 17 Skylarkin’
Grover Washington, Jr.
Catching the Sun
Spyro Gyra
May 24 Catching the Sun
Spyro Gyra
Skylarkin’
Grover Washington, Jr.
May 31
June 7 Catching the Sun
Spyro Gyra
June 14
June 21 Skylarkin’
Grover Washington, Jr.
June 28 Wizard Island
Jeff Lorber Fusion
July 5 Catching the Sun
Spyro Gyra
Catching the Sun
Spyro Gyra
July 12 This Time
Al Jarreau
This Time
Al Jarreau
July 19 This Time
Al Jarreau
July 26
Aug 2 Rhapsody and Blues
Crusaders
Rhapsody and Blues
Crusaders
Rhapsody and Blues
Crusaders
Aug 9 Give Me the Night
George Benson
Aug 16 Give Me the Night
George Benson
Give Me the Night
George Benson
Aug 23
Aug 30
Sept 6
Sept 13
Sept 20
Sept 27
Oct 4
Oct 11
Oct 18
Oct 25
Nov 1
Nov 8 Love Approach
Tom Browne
Nov 15 Give Me the Night
George Benson
Nov 22
Nov 29 Winelight
Grover Washington, Jr.
Dec 6
Dec 13
Dec 20 Winelight
Grover Washington, Jr.
Dec 27 Winelight
Grover Washington, Jr.
Week Billboard Cash Box Record World

#1 Jazz Albums of 1979: Side-by-Side Charts


Week Billboard Cash Box Record World
Jan 6 Touchdown
Bob James
Touchdown
Bob James
Touchdown
Bob James
Jan 13
Jan 20
Jan 27
Feb 3
Feb 10
Feb 17
Feb 24
Mar 3
Mar 10 Carmel
Joe Sample
Mar 17 Carmel
Joe Sample
Carmel
Joe Sample
Mar 24 Livin’ Inside Your Love
George Benson
Mar 31 Livin’ Inside Your Love
George Benson
Livin’ Inside Your Love
George Benson
Apr 7
Apr 14
Apr 21
Apr 28
May 5
May 12
May 19
May 26 Paradise
Grover Washington, Jr.
June 2 Paradise
Grover Washington, Jr.
Morning Dance
Spyro Gyra
June 9 Paradise
Grover Washington, Jr.
June 16 Street Life
The Crusaders
June 23 Street Life
The Crusaders
Street Life
The Crusaders
June 30
July 7
July 14
July 21
July 28
Aug 4
Aug 11
Aug 18
Aug 25
Sept 1
Sept 8
Sept 15
Sept 22
Sept 29
Oct 6
Oct 13
Oct 20
Oct 27
Nov 3
Nov 10
Nov 17 Rise
Herb Alpert
Nov 24 One on One
Bob James &
Earl Klugh
Dec 1 One on One
Bob James &
Earl Klugh
Dec 8
Dec 15 One on One
Bob James &
Earl Klugh
Dec 22
Dec 29
Week Billboard Cash Box Record World