Elektra/Musician Releases: August 1982

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Jimmy Smith – Off the Top

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Produced by Lola Smith
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #5

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Musician, December 1982, p. 116

Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz: ★★★
Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide: ★★★

Sphere – Four in One

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Produced by Damu Productions
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #41

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Musician, December 1982, p. 116

Down Beat Magazine: ★★★★½

Echoes of an Era 2: The Concert

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Produced by Jeffrey Weber & Lenny White
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #29


Joe Albany – Portrait of an Artist

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Produced by Mike Berniker
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: Did not chart

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Musician, December 1982, p. 116

Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide: ★★★★
Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz: ★★★★

Chico Freeman – Tradition in Transition

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Produced by Chico Freeman & John Koenig
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #31

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Liner notes

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Musician, December 1982, p. 109-110

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Down Beat Magazine: ★★★★★
Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz: ★★
Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide: ★★★★

Tom Scott – Desire

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Produced by Jeffrey Weber
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: Did not chart
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #164

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Liner notes

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Billboard, Aug 21, 1982, p. 65

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Musician, November 1982, p. 106

Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide:

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