Saturday, October 18, 2014

List of Billboard #1 Jazz Albums of 1984


In 1984, Billboard published a Jazz Album list every two weeks with fifty albums ranked until the October 20 issue. Beginning with the October 20 issue, the chart returned to 40 spots.  A total of 140 albums charted in 1984.  Here's a chart of the #1 jazz albums of that year:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 14 In Your Eyes George Benson
January 28 Backstreet David Sanborn
February 11
February 25
March 10
March 24
April 7
April 21 Think of One Wynton Marsalis
May 5
May 19
June 2
June 16 Backstreet David Sanborn
June 30
July 14 Wishful Thinking Earl Klugh
July 28 Backstreet David Sanborn
August 11 Decoy Miles Davis
August 25
September 8 Access All Areas Spyro Gyra
September 22
October 6
October 20
November 3
November 17 Hot House Flowers Wynton Marsalis
December 1
December 15



Two of the seven albums have previously appeared on The CD Project blog:
David Sanborn - Backstreet (1983)
Spyro Gyra - Access All Areas (1984)

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