Elektra/Musician Releases: August 1984

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Chico Freeman – Tangents

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Produced by Chico Freeman & John Koenig
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: Did not chart

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

Bobby McFerrin – The Voice

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Recorded live at concerts in Mannheim, Hamburg, Stuttgart, and Köln, Germany, March 1984
Produced by Linda Goldstein
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #24

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Album’s liner notes.  Click to enlarge.

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

Steve Morse Band – The Introduction

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Produced by Steve Morse
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: #15
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #101
Peak on Cash Box album chart: #99


Stan Getz & Albert Dailey – Poetry

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Produced by Stan Getz
Peak on Billboard Jazz Album Chart: Did not chart

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

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Dr. Smooth’s Flashback #15: Record World #1 albums of 1978

Spend an hour remembering the #1 jazz albums of 1978 according to Record World magazine.

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Playlist:


duke

Track 1: “Reach for It” by George Duke, from the album Reach for It.


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Track 2: “You Make Me Dance” by Grover Washington, Jr., from the album Live at The Bijou.


benson

Track 3: “Windsong” by George Benson from the album Weekend in L.A..


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Track 4: “Maui-Waui” by Chuck Mangione, from the album, Feels So Good.


quincy

Track 5: “Stuff Like That” by Quincy Jones, from the album Sounds…And Stuff Like That!!.


crusaders

Track 6: “Merry-Go-Round” by The Crusaders from the album Images.


sanchez

Track 7: “Children of Sanchez” by Chuck Mangione, from the album Children of Sanchez.


reedseed

Track 8: “Maracas Beach” by Grover Washington, Jr., from the album, Reed Seed.  


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Track 9: “Young and Fine” by Weather Report, from the album Mr. Gone.


Thanks to Herc of Herc’s Hideaway for support.

Charting the Charts: Wilton Felder – Gentle Fire (1983)

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Here’s a look at how the Wilton Felder album Gentle Fire fared on various album charts:

1983
Date Billboard
Jazz (50)
Billboard
R&B (75)
Radio & Records
Jazz (30)
Cashbox
Jazz (30)
CashBox
R&B (75)
April 16 28 16
April 23 12
April 30 28 8 21
May 7 6 15 65
May 14 13 60 3 13 61
May 21 55 3 11 58
May 28 8 55 3 9 54
June 4 64 3 8 53
June 11 8 71 2 10 62
June 18 71 3 16 75
June 25 12 11 14 74
July 2 15 16
July 9 21 15 26
July 16 13
July 23 28 13
July 30 14 27
Aug 6 37 21 25
Aug 13 21
Aug 20 37 17
Aug 27 17
Sept 3 26 21
Sept 10 22
Sept 17 26 24
Sept 24 23
Oct 1 31 28
Oct 8
Oct 15 47


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