Billboard #1 Jazz Albums of 1987

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Starting with the February 28, 1987 issue, Billboard switched from having one “Top Jazz Albums” chart with forty chart positions to having two jazz albums charts: 1) the existing “Top Jazz Albums” chart was reduced to 15 chart positions, and 2) a new “Top Contemporary Jazz Albums” chart premiered with 25 positions.  From the aforementioned issue:

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We’ve already looked at the #1 contemporary jazz albums of 1987.  Here’s a chart of the #1 Top Jazz Albums of 1987:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 17 Tutu Miles Davis
January 31 A Nice Place to Be George Howard
February 14
February 28 The Other Side of Round Midnight Dexter Gordon
March 14
March 28
April 11
April 25
May 9
May 23
June 6
June 20 Michael Brecker Michael Brecker
July 4
July 18
August 1
August 15
August 29
September 12
September 26
October 10
October 24
October 10 Diane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra Diane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra
October 24
November 7
November 21

#1 Jazz Albums:
1974 · 1975 · 1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979
1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984 · 1985 · 1986

#1  Contemporary Jazz Albums:
1987

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