Wednesday, September 24, 2014

List of Billboard #1 Jazz Albums of 1976



In 1976, Billboard published a top 40 Jazz Albums list in the 2nd and 4th issue of every month (so there are times when 3 weeks passed between chart dates).  Here's a chart of the #1 jazz albums of that year:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 10 Feels So Good Grover Washington, Jr.
January 24
February 14 Places and Spaces Donald Byrd
February 28
March 13 City Life The Blackbyrds
March 27 The Leprechaun Chick Corea
April 10 City Life The Blackbyrds
April 24
May 8 Breezin' George Benson
May 22
June 12
June 26
July 10
July 24
August 14
August 28
September 11
September 25
October 9 Secrets Herbie Hancock
October 23 Breezin' George Benson
November 13
November 27 I Heard That!! The Musical World of Quincy Jones Quincy Jones
December 11 Breezin' George Benson
December 25 I Heard That!! The Musical World of Quincy Jones Quincy Jones



Only one of these seven albums has previously appeared on The CD Project blog:
George Benson - Breezin' (1976)

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