Jazz Sabbath

Jazz Sabbath will release their self-titled debut album on April 10th.

The jazz trio, formed in 1968, were considered to be at the forefront of the new English jazz movement. Their self-titled debut album would be released on 13 Feb 1970, but on Feb 12th founding member and pianist Milton Keanes was hospitalised 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.

The master tapes, believed to be lost in the fire, were found last year. Half a decade after being recorded, these songs will finally be heard; proving that the heavy metal band worshipped by millions are in fact nothing more than musical charlatans, thieving the music from a bedridden, hospitalised genius.

Jazz Sabbath Website: http://www.jazzsabbath.net


A Jazz Sabbath documentary has been released online. In this documentary Milton is interviewed by renowned actor Robert Powell, discussing the rise and fall of Jazz Sabbath, and the blatant theft of his songs by Black Sabbath.

Robert also interviews a list of people, recalling their memories about seeing the band or hearing the bootleg tapes 40-50 years ago. Featuring (former) members of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead, Faith No More, The Ramones, Royal Blood and others.


  1. It’s like, how much more jazz could this be? and the answer is none. None more jazz.

  2. This is a spoof not unlike Spinal Tap!

  3. Fabulous Piss Take.

    Adam Wakeman outstanding.

    Neil Murray cameo as dothering old rockstar exceptional

  4. David Gabaldon says

    The is not unlike a Spinal Tap spoof! It sounds very good!

  5. LHSanders says

    If they want to play the whole thing up, like some big Tap-ish story – who cares, so long as they do the music well. Brownout, the Latin Funk 9-piecve from Austin Texas did a GREAT job a handful of years ago on an album called “Brown Sabbath, Vol.1”, and are about to release a second volume I’m anxious to hear.

  6. Makes me think of Coven!

  7. Jerry Dietrich says

    love it, i’d go to the concert, Fuck yeah!!! Iron Jazz…….

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