Billboard #1 Contemporary Jazz Albums of 1989

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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 Contemporary Jazz Albums of 1989:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 7 Silhouette Kenny G
January 21 Heart’s Horizon Al Jarreau
February 4
February 18
March 4
March 18
April 1
April 15
April 29 Spellbound Joe Sample
May 13
May 27
June 10
June 24
July 8
July 22
August 5 Amandla Miles Davis
August 19 Letter from Home Pat Metheny
September 2
September 16
September 30
October 14
October 28
November 11 At Last Lou Rawls
November 25 Migration Dave Grusin
December 9
December 23 Time Out of Mind Grover Washington, Jr.

#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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