P.E. Hewitt's was but 16 years old when he recorded and released - in a press of 50 copies - his debut album Jawbones. By the time he sold through the 100 copies of this third, Winter Winds, he was approaching the ripe-age of 20. The three albums he and his young compatriots wrote, recorded, pressed and - if you can call it that - distributed, are three of the rarest damn-good 70s jazz albums you could ever hope to come across. That's a subtle, but important distinction. There are many rare jazz albums in every imaginable subgenre - funk, free, fusion... But Hewitt's three albums were so damn-good that neither micro presses nor forty years of silence could suppress their reemergence.
We at Now-Again decided against compiling a "best of" anthology out of respect for Hewitt's monstrous achievements and because, well, these albums are so damn-good. Thus, we offer you a three album box set - we've directly recreated the albums as they were issued, down to their hand-painted covers. Also included is a 12-page book which includes the original liner notes from the albums, an essay on Hewitt and his career, a thorough interview with Hewitt by Egon and Groove Merchant "Cool" Chris Veltri, and never before seen photos.
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