Historias de hace 25 años. La creación de Jazzmatazz. 1/5
Though Jazzmatazz represents one of the very first full-redged attempts to fuse rap and jazz, jazz has been adding flavor and elegance to rap ever since the first rap deejays began cutting and scrathing up in the Bronx in the early and mid-seventies. Grandmaster Flash remembers mixing "Bob James, James Brown, Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers to John Davis & the Monster Orchesta" back in the days before there were rap records. .
As time´s gone on, jazz has remained a consistent part of the mix. Herbie Hancock in collaboration with the Bronx´s own DST, scored a Grammy Award-winning hit with "Rockit" in 1983. Run DMC built "Peter Piper" on the percussion break from Bob James´s "Mardi Grass" in 1986, by wich time it had acquired the status of classic rap break beat. LL Cool J´s "Goin´Back to Cali" was sexified by growly Dixieland trumpet in 1987. Stetsasonic´s "Talkin´All That Jazz" sampled some cool acoustic bass off of a Lonnie Liston Smith record in 1988. .
The "acid jazz" scene took off in England in the late Eighties, producing the Brand New Heavies and Ronny Jordan and other friends, and influencing Canadian imports the Dream Warriors, who not only fitted slamming new beats to antique Quincy Jones tv themes (as on 1990´s "My definition of a Boombastic Jazz Thing"), but atually recorded with Slim Gaillard before he died. .
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