Fly Rye (
Wed, 13 Sep 1995 18:11:24 -0700 (PDT)

As did I see Guru and the Jazzmatazz gang last tour in Emeryville
(Oakland.) I am convinced that the club where they played was the
absolute worst venue. It was at some cheezy Jazz club called Kimball's
East. The show sucked. The first 10 minutes was Dj whoever cutting up
Jazz Thing. The next half hour was Guru, BeBe and Zachary Breaux playing
all but the good songs off the album, and finally the show concluded with
Guru and Big Shug doing "Stripped and Pistol Whipped" and other various
lame songs of Shug's... I guess it is good that Solsonics guys are
playing... but I still think that they could put on a much better show by
themselves. Check this out. I saw a Solsonics show where they were
ripping it up so hard they had to rest between numbers... and there were
about 20 people in the crowd. At Jazzmatazz, the place was packed (and
huge) and the show was lagging... go figure. I'd say don't waste your $20

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-= Ryan Durand Young ( =-

On Wed, 13 Sep 1995, Mike Etheridge, Int'l Finc, SFO x8926 wrote:

> <snip>
> hosted by Guru and featuring
> Donald Byrd
> Rubin Williams
> Zachary Breux
> Willie and
> Derrick from The Solsonics... plus other special guests.
> Saturday September 23. Live @ Metro 11:30pm/18&over
> 3730 N. Clark. Chicago. 312-549-0203
> soundz good to me...
> ------------------------------------
> FEI: Same show coming to S.F. on Oct-3 at the Elbo Room...
> I saw Guru on his first JAZZMATAZZ tour last year in New Orleans at the
> House of Blues and was disappointed with it's lack of "ambience" - although
> I must plead that, contrary to many of the more educated opinions on this
> list, I fully dig both the albums. It was amusing, however, to watch the
> clueless tourists from AL, MS, et al, stomp out in horror that this club
> they had heard SO much about was actually playing R-A-P <grin>.
> Mike