Jazzmatazz Vol. 1

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Music On Vinyl

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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.


1. Introduction
2. Loungin’ (feat. Donald Byrd)
3. When You’re Near (feat. N’Dea Davenport)
4. Transit Ride (feat. Branford Marsalis)
5. No Time To Play (feat. Ronny Jordan And Dee C. Lee)
6. Down The Backstreets (feat. Lonnie Liston Smith)

1. Respectful Dedications
2. Take A Look (At Yourself) (feat. Roy Ayers)
3. Trust Me (feat. N’Dea Davenport)
4. Slicker Than Most (feat. Gary Barnacle)
5. Le Bien, Le Mal (feat. MC Solaar)
6. Sights In The City (feat. Carleen Anderson And
Courtney Pine)

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