#1 Jazz Albums of 1989: Side-by-Side Charts

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Wk Billboard Billboard
Contemporary
Cash Box
Traditional*
Cash Box
Contemporary*
Radio & Records
Jan 7 Talkin’ ‘Bout You
Diane Schuur
Silhouette
Kenny G
(no chart) Silhouette
Kenny G
Festival
Lee Ritenour
Jan 14 Michel Camilo
Jan 21 Heart’s Horizon
Al Jarreau
Foreign Affair
Bireli Lagrene
Jan 28 Michel Camilo
Feb 4 “Bird” Motion Picture Soundtrack Elis
Sadao Watanabe
Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 25 Talkin’ ‘Bout You
Diane Schuur
Mar 4 Michel Camilo Heart’s Horizon
Al Jarreau
N.Y.C.
Steps Ahead
Mar 11
Mar 18
Mar 25 Michel Camilo
Apr 1
Apr 8 Ivory Dreams
Bobby Lyle
Apr 15
Apr 22 Real Life Story
Terri Lyne Carrington
Apr 29 Chick Corea Akoustic Band Spellbound
Joe Sample
Spellbound
Joe Sample
May 6 Chick Corea Akoustic Band
May 13 The Truth is Spoken Here
Marcus Roberts
Spellbound
Joe Sample
May 20
May 27 Real Life Story
Terri Lyne Carrington
June 3 The Truth is Spoken Here
Marcus Roberts
On Solid Ground
Larry Carlton
June 10 Chick Corea Akoustic Band East
Hiroshima
June 17 Chick Corea Akoustic Band
June 24 Times are Changing
Freddie Hubbard
July 1
July 8 Tourist in Paradise
The Rippingtons
So Far So Close
Eliane Elias
July 15
July 22
July 29 Chet Baker Sings and Plays from the Film “Let’s Get Lost” Letter from Home
Pat Metheny Group
Aug 5 In a Sentimental Mood
Dr. John
Amandla
Miles Davis
Letter from Home
Pat Metheny Group
Aug 12
Aug 19 Letter from Home
Pat Metheny Group
Aug 26 In a Sentimental Mood
Dr. John
Sept 2 Tenderly
George Benson
Sept 9 Tenderly
George Benson
Sept 16
Sept 23 “When Harry Met Sally” Soundtrack
Harry Connick, Jr.
La Place
Stanley Turrentine
Sept 30
Oct 7
Oct 14 The Spin
Yellowjackets
Oct 21 Color
Rick Margitza
Oct 28
Nov 4
Nov 11 “When Harry Met Sally” Soundtrack
Harry Connick, Jr.
At Last
Lou Rawls
At Last
Lou Rawls
On Fire
Michel Camilo
Nov 18
Nov 25 Migration
Dave Grusin
Dec 2
Dec 9 Waiting for Spring
David Benoit
Dec 16 Waiting for Spring
David Benoit
Music
Michel Petrucciani
Dec 23 Time Out of Mind
Grover Washington, Jr.
Dec 30
Wk Billboard Billboard
Contemporary
Cash Box
Traditional*
Cash Box
Contemporary*
Radio & Records

*In 1989, Cash Box magazine published jazz album “micro charts” weekly. In February, the publication divided the chart into “Contemporary” and “Traditional” charts, appearing on alternating weeks.

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