Jazzmatazz (Reissue)

Vinyl LP

STAFF PICK "Hard to stop listening to this (dare I say it?) Masterpiece. A direct line can be drawn between this LP and modern standouts from the likes of Kendrick/Avantdale/Madlib. A classic I never knew and am now obsessed with" Hunter

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'
3. When You're Near
4. Transit Ride
5. No Time To Play
6. Down the Backstreets
7. Respectful Dedications
8. Take a Look (At Yourself)
9. Trust Me
10. Slicker Than Most
11. Le Bien, Le Mal
12. Sights In the City