Music On Vinyl

Guru ‎- Jazzmatazz, Volume 1: 25th Anniversary Edition (LP - 180 Gram Blue Vinyl)

$29.99

The 25th Anniversary Edition of this groundbreaking Hip-Hop and Jazz album is pressed on blue vinyl in a limited run of 5,000 individually numbered copies.

"As labelled on the front sleeve Guru's Jazzmatazz Vol. 1 is ''an experimental fusion of hip-hop and jazz'' hosted by Guru (MC and band member of Gang Starr together with DJ Premier). This album was born out of Guru's love for jazz and was one of the first albums to fuse a live jazz band with Rap and R&B artists backed by Hip-Hop styled beats and production. Members of the band reads like a who's who of famous musicians and jazz icons, including Donald Byrd, Courtney Pine, Lonnie Liston Smith, Branford Marsalis, Ronny Jordan, Donald Byrd and Roy Ayers. Vocal collaborations are from Carleen Anderson, Brand New Heavies' singer N'Dea Davenport, Dee C Lee (from The Style Council), French rapper MC Solaar while Guru keeps the project in check with his loose laidback Hip-Hop flow.

When it was released in 1993, Guru's Jazzmatazz peaked at #24 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart but had far greater commercial success in Europe.

Unfortunately Guru (real name: Keith Edward Elam) passed away in 2010 but his legacy influenced Hip-Hop artists like Madlib (on his ''Shades Of Blue'' project), The Roots and many more.

Introduction

Loungin'

When You're Near

Transit Ride

No Time To Play

Down The Backstreets

Respectful Dedications

Take A Look (At Yourself)

Trust Me

Slicker Than Most

Le Bien, Le Mal

Sights In The City

Important information when ordering with Fatbeats.com

Order Processing Time

Online orders are processed within *3-4 business days or *7-9 business days depending on availability.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our shipping and processing times have been extended. Please note, we are still shipping and attending to customer service inquiries as per usual. Delays in supply chain, shorter fulfillment schedules, as well as extended processing from USPS have forced these delays for the time being. Thank you for your patience and business as we navigate these difficult times!

Order processing time is separate from shipping time requested. 

Pre-Orders

We try and offer as many upcoming projects available for pre-order when the releases have moved into production. However, due to the nature of manufacturing and production, pre-order dates may change. If your pre-ordered items are holding your package from arriving please email us with a request to ship the in-stock items and pre-orders when they become available. 

If your order contains pre-order items we will hold the package until all titles are available to ship. Please specify in the comments section of the checkout if you would like to:  a) hold your entire order until it can be entirely fulfilled or, b) have the in-stock items shipped immediately and the pre-ordered items ship when available. Please note that option B may require additional shipping charges as multiple packages will be shipped.

Out of Stock Items

Our stock rapidly changes and we try and set in place a system that avoids purchasing items that become out of stock. However, if a product ordered is out of stock or on back-order, we will reach out and give you the chance to change or cancel your order. If you choose to cancel, you will be refunded in full.

Return Policy

All sales are final. However, if the item ordered is different from the item you receive, please contact us and we can arrange to get you the desired product.