The World Experience Orchestra was an underground jazz collective led by bassist, composer, and arranger John Jamyll Jones and was active on the fertile Boston scene between the early 1970s and the early '80s. A workshop group, their sound wed avant-garde, modal, and spiritual soul-jazz to post-bop. The lineup included anywhere from nine to 18 players and singers. During its existence, the WEO issued two privately pressed albums: 1975's The Beginning of a New Birth (recorded in a church basement), and 1980's As Time Flows On, on their World Productions label. Almost impossibly rare and sought after by collectors, interest in the group was globally rekindled when Gilles Peterson included "The Prayer" (which made up an entire side of their debut album) on his 2005 compilation Gilles Peterson Digs America. A bootleg version of The Beginning of a New Birth appeared briefly on Funky Planet. Now-Again officially released As Time Flows On (with participation from its creators) through its subscription Now-Again Reserve series in a deluxe multi-disc package during the summer of 2016. AMG.