A1. The Jackson Conti Band - Steppin’ Into Tomorrow (Prelude)
A2. Generation Match - Electronic Dimensions
A3. Jahari Massamba Unit - Pretty Eyes
A4. The Kenny Cook Octet - High Jazz
B1. Yesterdays New Quintet - Medley: Don't You Worry Bout A Thing (Live At Spear for The Moondog)
C2. The Big Black Foot Band (feat. The Black Spirits) - Reality or Dream
C3. Russell Jenkins Jazz Express - Drunk Again
C4. Poyser, Riggins & Jackson - Funky Butt, Part 1
C5. Jahari Massamba Unit - Wonderin'/Nightime
D1. R.M.C. - Space & Time
D2. Yesterdays New Quintet - Conquistador
D3. The Big Black Foot Band (feat. The Black Spirits) - Tarzan's Theme
D5. Joe McDuphrey Experience - Kimo
In 2010, Madlib launched an ambitious series of releases known as the Madlib Medicine Show, which allowed the prolific producer to release new material on a monthly basis.
The series touched on all the genres Madlib digs, and that’s just about any genre you can consider - from Jazz to Rock, Soul to Disco, myriad African musics, Brazilian and Reggae.
The 7th entry in the series, High Jazz being an all-new Madlib jazz production. High Jazz, the name itself a tribute to the landmark jazz-fusion album released by Stanton Davis’s Ghetto Mysticism in 1976, shows a marked development in Madlib’s craft.
Among the tracks on High Jazz you’ll find collaborations with the extraordinary jazz/hip-hop drummer/ producer Karriem Riggins - together with Madlib as Jahari Masamba Unit; the debut of groups Generation Match, The Big Black Foot Band, and RMC, a Madlib, Riggins & James Poyser collab; and a 15-minute live piece by Yesterdays New Quintet (recorded at a secret show in 2000).