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Guru’s ‘Jazzmatazz Vol. 1’ Has Been Reissued On Vinyl

Guru’s ‘Jazzmatazz Vol. 1’ Has Been Reissued On Vinyl

Guru's 'Jazzmatazz Vol. 1' Toasts To 20 Years w/ Vinyl Reissue

Guru's 'Jazzmatazz Vol. 1' Toasts To 20 Years w/ Vinyl Reissue

Widely considered a classic, Guru‘s solo debut, Jazzmatazz Vol. 1, is one of the very first records in which hip-hop and jazz drink from the very same pool at the very same time. The record features a backing band lined with all-star jazz cats like Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, Lonnie Liston Smith and Branford Marsalis to name just a few. Now 23 years after its initial release we have modern masterpieces like To Pimp A Butterfly and The Epic, both of which owe no small debt to the genre-smashing feels of Jazzmatazz Vol. 1.

All of which is to say it’s only right that the record makes its way back to vinyl for the world to enjoy from between the dust and grooves. And that’s just what’s been done, as the album has been reissued on wax for the first time, and is available to purchase exclusively via Amoeba Music. Peep the track list below and smash that link for your copy of the classic.

Jazzmatazz Vol. 1 Track List: 
01. Introduction
02. Loungin’
03. When You’re Near
04. Transit Ride
05. No Time To Play
06. Down The Backstreets
07. Respectful Dedications
08. Take A Look (At Yourself)
09. Trust Me
10. Slicker Than Most
11. Le Bien, Le Mal
12. Sights In The City




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