Guru: Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Guru

  • US $53.99  

  • Release Date 29 June 2018
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Product code
5382025
Format
Triple Vinyl LP
Label
Capitol
Guru Jazzmatazz Volume 1 “Deluxe Edition” features:
  • 3-LPs (track list below) with unique LP sleeve artwork for each platter
  • Entire set is housed in a custom slipcase with new artwork
  • 12-page, 12” x 12” glossy booklet with photos by Thierry Le Goues
  • Audio included: original album, instrumentals and rare remixes and B-sides

Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 is the debut solo studio album from Guru, one half of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr. Released on 18th May, 1993 on Chrysalis Records, this album is one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band with hip hop production and rapping. Live backing is provided by a band that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Branford Marsalis, Ronny Jordan, Donald Byrd and Roy Ayers. The album also features vocal collaborations with Carleen Anderson, N'Dea Davenport (of the Brand New Heavies) Dee C Lee and French rapper MC Solaar. The variety of guest artists adds diversity and originality to each track, and gives the album a distinct jazz feel. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of this classic album UMe/Urban Legends will be releasing a 3LP deluxe edition which includes the original album, the instrumentals and a third bonus LP of rare remixes. The package also comes with a 12 page booklet that features rare images from the original Jazzmatazz photo shoot.

Tracks
LP #1 – ORIGINAL ALBUM
1 Introduction  
2 Loungin’  
3 When You're Near (featuring Simon Law)  
4 Transit Ride (featuring Zachary Breaux)  
5 No Time To Play (featuring Ronnie Jordan)  
6 Down The Backstreets (featuring Lonnie Liston Smith)  
7 Respectful Dedication  
8 Take A Look (At Yourself) (featuring Roy Ayers)  
9 Trust Me  
10 Slicker Than Most  
11 Le Bien, Le Mal  
12 Sights In The City  
Tracks
LP #2 – INSTRUMENTALS
1 Introduction  
2 Loungin’  
3 When You're Near (featuring Simon Law)  
4 Transit Ride (featuring Zachary Breaux)  
5 No Time To Play (featuring Ronnie Jordan)  
6 Down The Backstreets (featuring Lonnie Liston Smith)  
7 Respectful Dedication  
8 Take A Look (At Yourself) (featuring Roy Ayers)  
9 Trust Me  
10 Slicker Than Most  
11 Le Bien, Le Mal  
12 Sights In The City  
Tracks
LP #3 – RARE REMIXES / B-SIDES
1 Loungin' (Square Biz Mix)  
2 Loungin' (Guru Meets The Professor Mix) (featuring Donald Byrd)  
3 Loungin' (Jazz Not Jazz Mix) (featuring Donald Byrd)  
4 No Time To Play (CJ's Master Mix) (featuring Ronnie Jordan and Dee C. Lee)  
5 Trust Me Trust Me (CJ's Master Mix) (featuring N’Dea Davenport)  
6 Season For Change (Ronnie Jordan featuring Guru)  
7 Season For Change (Dawn Of The Season Mix) (Ronnie Jordan featuring Guru)