World's Experience Orchestra's debut, The Beginning of a New Birth, receives its first domestic stand-alone vinyl release since first being issued as a private pressing out of Boston, MA in 1975. Both of World's Experience Orchestra's underground spiritual jazz albums were recorded in and around Boston in the mid to late-1970s and committed to vinyl in minuscule 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 albums are out of time with jazz's trajectory, but timeless when presented today. By the late-'90s the music of WEO was circulating throughout the collections of esoteric jazz fans, the likes of Gerald "Jazzman" Short and Gilles Peterson, who played WEO for those, the Coltrane-enthralled searching for something new, something different. Something spiritual and honest.
As interest in spiritual jazz and WEO grew, Now-Again set about an ambitious plan to reissue Jones' landmark works. "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."