The essence of Underground, Spiritual Jazz, figuratively and literally: their first album was recorded in a Boston, Mass. church’s basement.
Both World’s Experience Orchestras albums were recorded in and around Boston, Massachusetts in the mid to late 1970s and
committed to vinyl in miniscule press runs by a visionary, bassist/composer/arranger John Jamyll Jones. Jones is a magical type,
who communicates with his instrument, his ensembles, and jazz’s ancient lineage in a manner so profound that his late-‘70s album
are out of time with jazz’s trajectory, but timeless when presented today. By the late ’90s the music of World’s Experience Orchestra
was circulating throughout the collections of esoteric jazz fans, the likes of Gerald “Jazzman” Short and Gilles Peterson, who played
“The Prayer” for those, the Coltrane-enthralled searching for something new, something different. Something spiritual and honest.
Peterson first offered to reissue “The Prayer,” as part of an anthology he was putting together with Los Angeles reissue label Ubiquity
Records and that, to date, is the only official issue of any of Jones’ music. This set is the definitive catalog of Jones’ ensembles’
released work. “I knew it was going to happen, but I didn’t know when,” says Jones of the road to seeing his music re-issued. “It’s 35
years or more now, and I’ve been waiting for this, and I’m quite sure I’m not the only one.”
• Custom made, thick-cardboard, tip-on Now-Again Reserve Edition gatefold jacket. Hand numbered edition of 1000.
• 160 gram vinyl from Quality Record Production.
• OBI strip and re-sealable “Japanese-style” plastic sleeve.
• Download card for WAV files of the album.
• Contains booklet with the story of this band, told for the first time, and many unpublished photos.
THE BEGINNING OF A NEW BIRTH
A1. The Beginning Of A New Birth
B1. The Prayer
AS TIME FLOWS ON
C2. Nine Degrees And Cold
D1. Black Woman
D2. To Do Nothing
D3. The Mind Available from 19.08.2016