Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 is the debut solo studio album from Guru, one half of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr. Released on 18th May, 1993 on Chrysalis Records, this album is one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band with 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. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of this classic album, this deluxe edition which includes the original album, the instrumentals and a third bonus LP of rare remixes and a 12 page booklet that features rare images from the original Jazzmatazz photo shoot.