Guru's Jazzmatazz Volume 4 The Hip Hop Jazz Messenger

CD Released On: Jul 31, 2007
Released By: 7 Grand Records

release description

Guru is a walking testament to Hip-hop's spirit, culture and timelessness and his journey in the music industry has been one long ride producing one classic recording after another. From his work with the legendary Gang Starr, to becoming one of the first artists to fuse Hip-hop and Jazz, Guru's legacy and legend continues as he unleashes the fourth installment of his timeless Jazzmatazz series on his very own 7 Grand label, a venture with business partner & SuperProducer, Solar.

Jazzmatazz Volume 4 The Hip Hop Jazz Messenger: "Back To the Future" features "Stand Up (Some Things'll Never Change)" with guest Damian Marley, one of the joint's stand out tracks that helps to set the whole project ablaze. Always pushing the envelope, Jazzmatazz Vol. 4 is entirely produced by Solar and co-produced by Guru. Gushing over the recording sessions, Guru laments: "Since the inception of Jazzmatazz, one of the main focuses has been that it has something for every generation and music lover. It's timeless. When we enter into these projects we're working with artists that are relevant and it provides for that fresh new territory. The tracks Solar and I have laid down are incredible, it's going to be the best Jazzmatazz volume to date."

"State of Clarity feat. Common & Bob James" Video

Tour Dates

Jul 18 2007 House of Blues Chicago, Illinois

Jul 19 2007 First Ave Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jul 20 2007 Record Bar Kansas City, Missouri

Jul 21 2007 Oriental Theatre Denver, Colorado

Jul 24 2007 Chop Suey Seattle, Washington

Jul 25 2007 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver

Jul 26 2007 Domino Room Bend, Oregon

Jul 27 2007 Indigo Humbolt, California

Jul 28 2007 Mezzanine San Francisco, California

Jul 29 2007 El Rey Los Angeles, California

Jul 30 2007 Belly Up San Diego, California

Aug 1 2007 Emos Austin, Texas

Aug 2 2007 Granada Dallas, Texas

Aug 3 2007 Revolution Little Rock, Arkansas

Aug 7 2007 Ziggys Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Aug 8 2007 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina

Aug 9 2007 State Theatre Falls Church, Virginia

Aug 10 2007 Ramshead Live Baltimore, Maryland