"Long-Lost" Debut Album Finally Released On Vinyl LP!
Jazz Sabbath (1968) were considered to be at the forefront of the new English jazz movement. Their self-titled debut album would be released on February 13, 1970, but on Feb 12th founding member and pianist Milton Keanes was hospitalized with a massive heart attack, leaving him fighting for his life. The record company shelved the album and cancelled the scheduled release out of financial uncertainty of releasing a debut album from a band without its musical leader.
When Milton was released from hospital in September 1970, he found out that a band from Birmingham, conveniently called 'Black Sabbath', had since released two albums containing so-called metal versions of his songs. His recalled albums had been destroyed in a warehouse fire in June 1970, leaving only a few bootleg tapes of Jazz Sabbath's live performances as proof of existence.