Trumpeter Rick Braun and saxophonist Richard Elliot have accomplished a rare feat as they are on top of two prestigious music charts at the same time. Their new CD RnR, released on Aug. 28, has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart after selling more than 3,500 copies. In addition, the title track from the CD reached the top of the smooth jazz chart based on airplay and determined by the trade publication Radio & Records.
Braun and Elliot have something else to celebrate as well, as RnR is the first No. 1 CD for the ARTizen Music Group, which Braun and Elliot co-founded.
Both chart-topping positions are well-earned, as RnR is one of the strongest of the year. Both players take chances will keeping the groove foremost in mind.Posted by Brian Soergel at September 6, 2007 4:35 PM