PE Hewitt Jazz Ensemble – Winter Winds: The Complete Works 1968-1970

January 01, 1970



Bay Area vibraphonist/composer P.E. Hewitt was in his teens
when he first started recording albums, releasing a 50 copy run of his private
press debut as a bandleader, 1968’s Jawbones,
at the tender age of 16. By the time he was 20, Hewitt and his ensemble had
three full-lengths of deep spiritual jazz under their belts, all of which exist
as some of the most sought-after records in the history of crate digging. And
who else would own the entire set of this high-priced trilogy than Stones Throw
impresario and world renowned LP collector Egon, who released this gorgeous box
set containing faithful CD reproductions of Jawbones, 1969’s Since
and 1970’s Winter Winds along with an informative 40-page
booklet on his own Now-Again imprint.


The cosmic modality and interpolation of exotica and bossa
nova rhythms by which Hewitt and his players perform will certain appeal to
fans of early Sun Ra and Ahmad Jamal; and while the idea of purchasing a $30
box set from a barely known artist might seem like a risky investment, fret
not. Egon hasn’t steered you wrong in the past with his reissue picks and he’s
not about to start now. So check out the complete works of California jazz’s most unsung teen


Standout Tracks: Enjoy the entire set! RON HART


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