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Billboard Charts Top 5 Jazz Albums

By O'Jay Burgess on Nov 10, 2012 10:43 PM EST

The standard on which musical greatness is built on in modern times the Billboard charts are a constant reminder of what fresh artist is making a go on the radio waves and which wily veterans are still at the top of their game. The top five Jazz albums for the begin of November are dominated by a slew of veterans.

The top five chart toppers in jazz on Billboard.com are:

Astoria native Tony Bennett tops the list of Jazz musicians on the Billboard charts with his "Viva Duets," that has landed him the No. 1 position. The album features the work of the Italian-America and the likes of Christian Aguilera and the ever changing Lady Gaga who is rumored to want to work on a jazz album with the veteran artist.

Coming in at No. 2 is the only female in the top five,  Diana Krall. The Canadian singer and pianist is no lightweight as she has sold 15 million albums worldwide and to date has won two Grammys and eight Juno Awards. She has been on the jazz circuit since 1990 and her "Glad Rag Doll," is her eleventh studio album.

"Duets II," from Mr. Tony Bennett is the No.3 offering on the jazz billboards just showing how masterful the New Yorker is at his craft. Released in 2011 "Duets II," features one of the last works of the late Amy Winehouse.

At No. 4 is one of the greatest musicians of all time Mr. Frank Sinatra. His album called "Best Of The Best," features the musical styling of the Hoboken, New Jersey native himself and the likes of Van Heusen. Sinatra in his career produced 59 studio albums and has had 297 singles.

Rounding out the top five is jazz saxophonist Kenny G. The Newly crowned ambassador to South Korea is slotted in at No. 5 on the charts with his "The Classic Christmas Album. Kenny G who has been on tour this year also holds the No. 56 spot currently on the Country charts.

Frank Sinatra- My Funny Valentine

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