GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ

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This collaboration between seasoned jazz exponents and Guru (b. Keith Elam, 18 July 1966, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA) of Gang Starr has proved to have an enduring commercial and creative shelf life. Some of the names involved in the first instalment included N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies), Carleen Anderson, Courtney Pine, Branford Marsalis, Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, Lonnie Liston Smith and French rapper MC Solaar. An inventive combination, highlighted by a single, ‘No Time To Play’, featuring the vocals of Dee C. Lee (Style Council), which in turn helped relaunch the latter’s career. The Jazzmatazz project’s roots were undoubtedly laid in Gang Starr’s ‘Jazz Thing’, a collaboration with Marsalis which Spike Lee has used to theme his movie, Mo’ Better Blues. A second volume, featuring a duet with Chaka Khan and production work by the Solsonics, was released in 1995. The third volume, released in October 2000, pursued an edgier, urban read more...
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ Jazzmatazz Volume: 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazzmatazz Volume: 1
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1993
GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ Jazzmatazz Volume II (The New Reality) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazzmatazz Volume II (The New Reality)
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1995
GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ Guru's Jazzmatazz (Streetsoul) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guru's Jazzmatazz (Streetsoul)
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2000
GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ Version 7.0 (The Street Scriptures) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Version 7.0 (The Street Scriptures)
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2005
GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ Jazzmatazz Vol. 4: The Hip Hop Jazz Messenger: 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazzmatazz Vol. 4: The Hip Hop Jazz Messenger: "Back To The Future"
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2007
GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ Jazzmatazz The Timebomb: Back To The Future Mixtape album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazzmatazz The Timebomb: Back To The Future Mixtape
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2008
GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ 8.0 Lost & Found album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
8.0 Lost & Found
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2009

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