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Philip Bailey tops billboard jazz chart with 'Love Will Find A Way' / JAZZIZ

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There were big shakeups in the jazz charts this week as Philip Bailey, the falsetto-voiced frontman of Earth, Wind & Fire, rocketed to the top of the Jazz Billboard Chart on the strength of his new album Life Will Find A Way, while over in the JazzWeek Radio Chart, bassist and vocalist Nicki Parrott ascended into the Top 10 with a new album that bridges French and American jazz.

Bailey has emerged as the new king of the Billboard Charts by landing in the No. 1 spot in his first week in the runnings (and nudging vocalist Michael Bublé from the top slot in the process). The EWF singer's genre-defying new solo album presents an exciting blend of tradition and modernity, traversing different styles and genres, and it also features appearances from some of the biggest names in jazz, including Christian McBride, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and Lionel Loueke. (The album was even included 10 Albums You Need To Know list for June. Read the full list or listen to the podcast version now.)

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