Monday, October 3, 2011

Guru - Jazzmataz Vol.1


Year : 1993
Label : Chrysalis
Genre : Hip Hop
Style : Hip Hop Jazz

Guru from the Hip-Hop band Gangstar (with DJ Premier) is a precursor in Hip-Hop Jazz. Jazzmataz is a another classic of this movement with special jazzmen guest. Among Guru'collaborators are Roy Ayers (vibes), Courtney Pine (flute, saxophone), Lonnie Liston Smith (Keyboards), Branford Marsalis (saxophone), Donald Byrd (trumpet & piano), Ronny Jordan (guitar). Arranged, produced and mixed by Guru, cuts by DJ Jazzy Nice (on Transit Ride) & DJ Jimmy Jay (on Le Bien, Le Mal).

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 feat. MC Solaar
12. Sights in the City
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