"In the early 1960s, jazz was facing an existential crisis. Not only was it battling to keep its existing audience, it was also a genre seemingly at war with itself. As some jazz musicians were pondering how they could compete with the relentless rise of pop, Motown and rock ’n’ roll acts, others — the avant-garde players — were seeking to take the music into another dimension altogether, where freedom of artistic expression overruled all commercial considerations. Though not as well-known as Jimmy Smith and Stanley Turrentine, a bespectacled guitar player named Boogaloo Joe Jones also made his mark as an exponent of soul jazz. Among the nine albums he recorded between 1968 and 1976 was 'No Way!' — an LP that is much-coveted by crate diggers, and now reissued by VMP."