As Gilles Peterson's sleeve note to the first volume says this is a scam. In the wake of Acid House and the return to the bright shiny lights of the 60s, it seemed like a good idea to append the 'A' word to a rather jaded jazz scene, and try to bring it back to life. So with a swift leap away from the bop grooves that had long ruled the roost it was 'have a nice day' Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones, Pucho, Houston Person and many others who were definitely not Miles Davis.
At the same times things started to get a little more funky and those feet firmly in the rare groove camp took note. BGP sold a lot of wax, since across the Fantasy group of labels compilers Peterson and FeJazz found a gold mine of suitably wigged out sides for this new venture. Despite the piss taking side the serious intent was to scam a few of those from the house, go-go and other such disco-dance movements, in the hope that a few of them may end up gettin' seriously hip... and who am I to argue?? So here we have the first three volumes of the BGP Acid Jazz series, with bonus sides scavenged from the 4th volume. So it's hello sailor and get on one matey!!