M500* & 3MB ‎– Jazz Is The Teacher

Metroplex ‎– M-020
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A Jazz Is The Teacher
B1 Cosmic Courier
B2 Bassmental

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Mastered at NSC (National Sound Corporation), Detroit.
Translucent vinyl copies exist.

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  • Rights Society: BMI

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August 4, 2016
Contrary to other comments here 'Jazz Is The Teacher' is what that stands apart here. When it was released (in 92 via Tresor as '3MB Feat. Magic Juan Atkins') it was unlike anything else happening in techno at that time, they upped the ante with this track, hugely influential on a whole host of UK underground producers across techno/IDM/jungle, still sounds unique today. If it is Cosmic Courier (Die Kosmischen Kuriere) you are after, the original version on the Tresor/Novamute is the one to head for, not the Magic Juan edit featured here.


May 10, 2008

This is one of those records that will go down in history as one of the defining moments in Detroit Techno. "Jazz is the Teacher" is simply one of the finest tracks ever concieved by man and should be considered up there on par with other tracks by Juan like "No Ufo's". Every track on this record is amazing and if you don't own it you're missing out big time. If you see a copy out there buy more than one because you'll be wearing this one out.


April 27, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

Jazz is the Teacher is a great tune but is totally in the shadow of Cosmic Courier. This song just pulsates with emotion creating a sweet sonic landscape that just has you floating along, and when the beat kicks in. BOOM!!!!!......


Magic Juan has create some amazing music throughout his life and for me this track is right up there with the best of them.


February 27, 2002

"Jazz Is The Teacher" is now one of the most famous and most wanted record which brings the essence of detroit-techno on the point. But according to my opinion
"Cosmic Courier" IS the actual perfect track on this EP with it's deep laminar melody. The more frequently you hear it the more become you it to love