Billboard #1 Jazz Albums of 1988

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Starting in 1987, 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.  Here’s a chart of the #1 Top Jazz Albums of 1988:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 9 Diane Schuur and The Count Basie Orchestra Diane Schuur and The Count Basie Orchestra
January 23
February 6
February 20
March 5
March 19
April 2
April 16
April 30
May 14
May 28
June 11
June 25 John Patitucci John Patitucci
July 9 Ella in Rome – The Birthday Concert Ella Fitzgerald
July 23
August 6
August 20
September 3
September 17 Look What I Got Betty Carter
October 1
October 15
October 29 Talkin’ ‘Bout You Diane Schuur
November 12
November 26
December 10
December 24

#1 Jazz Albums:
1970 · 1971 · 1972 · 1973 · 1974 · 1975 · 1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979
1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984 · 1985 · 1986 · 1987 · 1988 · 1989

#1 Contemporary Jazz Albums:
1987 · 1988 · 1989

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