Urban Legends will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Guru’s Jazzmatazz Volume 1 with the release of a 3LP Deluxe Edition vinyl set with the original 12-track album, an instrumental LP and a third disc featuring rare, unreleased remixes and B-Sides. Housed in a custom slipcase with new artwork, each LP is packaged in its own unique sleeve and will include a 12-page, 12x12 glossy booklet with photos by Thierry Le Goues.
Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 is the debut solo studio album from Guru, one half of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr. Released on May 18, 1993 on Chrysalis Records, this album is one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band, 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. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this classic album, UMe/Urban Legends will be releasing a 3LP deluxe edition.