Guru’s Jazzmatazz 1, originally released in 1993, is one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band with hip hop production and rapping. Guru had a vision and brought together a diverse group of jazz cats both old and new school; Lonnie Liston Smith, Branford Marsalis, Ronny Jordan, Donald Byrd and Roy Ayers and vocalists like Carleen Anderson, N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies) and French rapper MC Solaar have cooperated on this classic album. Jazzmatazz proved to be a highly influential album and a huge commercial success.
180 gram audiophile vinyl
Deluxe sleeve printed on heavy cardboard with linen laminate finish
Ground-breaking hip hop and jazz album from the founding member of Gang Starr
Included in the list of best hip hop albums ever, by Hip Hop Golden Age
Featuring the singles “Trust Me”, “No Time To Play”, “Loungin”, “Sights In The City”