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World's Experience Orchestra

The Beginning Of A New Birth (Now-Again Records)

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RELEASED: 8th December 2017
Vinyl LP

Includes a download card to WAV files of the entire album and a digital booklet. 

World’s Experience Orchestra’s first album was recorded in and around Boston, in the mid 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. “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.”


A1 - The Beginning Of A New Birth
B1 - The Prayer