Year End Charts 2006


Billboard
Top Contemporary Jazz Albums 2006

1.The Greatest Holiday Classics / Kenny G
2. Possibilities / Herbie Hancock
3. 40 Years A Charlie Brown Christmas / Various Artists
4. Catching Tales / Jamie Cullum
5. Shine / Boney James
6. Way Up! / Wayman Tisdale
7. the Babyface Songbook / Kirk Whalum
8. At Last...The Duets Album / Kenny G
9. The Essential / Kenny G
10. It's on tonight / Brian Culbertson
11. Life Less Ordinary / Mindi Abair
12. Givin' It Up / George Benson & Al Jarreau
13. Hidden Beach Recordings Presents Unwrapped, Vol. 4 / Various Artists
14. X / Fourplay
15. Playin' Favourites / Peter White
16. New Beginnings / Gerald Albright
17. Jazzmasters V / Paul Hardcastle
18. Dressed To Chill / Marion Meadows
19. Yours Truly / Rick Braun
20. 20th Anniversary / The Rippingtons
21. We Get a Kick Out of Jazz / Various Artists
22. With One Voice / Ramsey Lewis
23. Twentysomething / Jamie Cullum
24. Whipped Cream & Other Delights / Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass
25. The Hidden Land / Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

Top Contemporary Jazz Artists

1. Kenny G
2. Herbie Hancock
3. Jamie Cullum
4. Boney James
5. Wayman Tisdale
6. Kirk Whalum
7. Brian Culbertson
8. Mindi Abair
9. Fourplay
10. Peter White


Radio & Records
Top Smooth Jazz Songs 2006

1. "Winelight" Paul Brown
2. "Let's Get Started" Brian Culbertson
3. "True Blue" Mindi Abair
4. "Summer Nights" Nils
5. "Mystique" Richard Elliot
6. "Do it again" Philippe Saisse Trio
7. "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) " Peter White
8 "Chillaxin" Euge Groove
9 "Always Thinking Of You" Nick Colionne
10 "2nd 2 None" Najee
11 "Get Down On It" Wayman Tisdale
12 "Mismaloya Beach" Ray Parker Jr.
13 "It's all good" Brian Simpson
14 "Shining Star" Rick Braun
15 "Steppin' Out " Kim Waters
16 "Oh Happy Day" Ramsey Lewis
17 "You got it" 3rd Force With Brian Hughes
18 " Free As The Wind" Jazzmasters
19 "Forward Emotion" Pieces Of A Dream
20 "Suede" Marion Meadows

Top Smooth Jazz Artists 2006

1. Brian Culbertson
2. Euge Groove
3. Richard Elliot
4. Mindi Abair
5. Paul Brown
6. Nils
7. Brian Simpson
8. Philippe Saisse Trio
9. Nick Colionne
10. Wayman Tisdale
11. Rick Braun
12. Peter White
13. Marion Meadows
14. Najee
15. Ray Parker Jr.
16. Michael Lington
17. Kim Waters
18. Pieces of a dream
19. Ramsey Llewis
20. Jazzmasters

Top Smooth Jazz Indicator Songs

1. "Chillaxin" Euge Groove
2. "Always Thinking Of You" Nick Colionne
3. "Get Down On It" Wayman Tisdale
4. "Do It Again" Philippe Saisse Trio
5. "Mismaloya Beach" Ray Parker Jr.
6. "True Blue" Mindi Abair
7. "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)" Peter White
8. "We Got The Groove" Gerald Albright
9. "Let's Get Started" Brian Culbertson
10. "Steppin' Out" Kim Waters
11. "Winelite" Paul Brown
12. "Summer Nights" Nils
13. "I Can't Help Myself" Chris Standring
14. "Forward Emotion" Pieces Of A Dream
15. "Beat Stree"t David Benoit
16. "2nd 2 None" Najee
17. "A Song For You" Herbie Hancock Feat. Christina Aguilera
18. "Free As The Wind" Jazzmasters
19. "Good Morning Heartache" Chris Botti Feat. Jill Scott
20. "My Love's Leavin'" Fourplay Feat. Michael McDonald


SmoothJazz.com

Top 20 Most Played for 2006

1. Euge Groove / Just Feels Right
2. Richard Elliot / Metro Blue
3. Brian Culbertson / It's On Tonight
4. Nils / Pacific Coast Highway
5. Brian Simpson / It's All Good
6. Rick Braun / Yours Truly
7. Philippe Saisse Trio / The Body and Soul Sessions
8. Nick Colionne / Keepin' It Cool
9. Paul Brown / The City
10. Eric Darius / Just Getting Started
11. Wayman Tisdale / Way Up!
12. Kim Waters / All for Love
13. Mindi Abair / Life Less Ordinary
14. Peter White / Playin' Favorites
15. Najee / My Point of View
16. Kirk Whalum/ The Babyface Songbook
17. Pieces O f A Dream / Pillow Talk
18. Gerald Albright / New Beginnings
19. Gregg Karukas / Lookin' Up
20. Ray Parker Jr. / I'm Free