2018 marks a quarter-century since the drop of Guru’s groundbreaking Jazzmatazz, Volume 1. With the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Ghostface Killah making great records with a live jazz group in recent years, this re-pressing of the late Gang Starr MC’s 1993 masterpiece feels more timely than ever. A direct line can be drawn between this LP and the likes of Madlib’s Shades of Blue. A heavyweight features list includes MC Solaar, Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith, Branford Marsalis and more. This reissue comes on blue vinyl.