We welcome visitors, but please let us
know in advance the time of your visit. We have many
hundreds of unlisted lps at bargain prices.
Jazz House Records has now added a 6th
festival to the portfolio. We're providing a CD stall at
the new, improved Southport Festival in May 2013. This
is in addition to the Jazz on a Winters Weekend at
Southport, plus Swanage, Titley, Herts and Scarborough.
Festival organisers- if you
would like a cd stall at your event, please let us know.
"The book is amazing. I have to read it in small
bits because it's like spending time with Makanda.
I love how the stories weave through, I love how
you set the context by saying who was playing in clubs
at the time, I love reading what he said he was thinking
about. It is so much more than a discography.
I've never seen anything like it. I can't
wait to keep reading - I'm still only on 1963! I
cannot ever thank you enough for your tireless work on
this project, and for helping Makanda's spirit live on
in a very real way."
"The story of Ken McIntyre is not just the
biography/autobiography/discography of one of the
important improvisers of the 1950s to 1960s Bop-post Bop
transition. In its subtxet it is the story of the joys,
passions, frustrations, and roadblocks of the creative
improvising artist in the United States.
A candid look at the "Jazz
Business" through first-person accounts of McIntyre
and other indiviuals on the scene, this biography
amounts to a frank deposition of what went on between
the artist, and his production, and the businessmen,
focussed on commerce. Unfortunately what was true in the
20th century remains all too relevant in the 21st
Many will embrace this work as
reaffirmation of artistry over oppression. Many in the
Jazz business will find themselves discomfited by the
naming of names and laying bare uncomfortable truths.
Not just a detailing of one man's journey,
this work in part a reference to the vital New York
"Free Jazz" revolution of the '50s and
"Absolutely wonderful - His wife's preface alone
could make me cry.....gosh, people should see
this.............. Celebrate one of the great unknowns
of this wonderful, wonderful music......"
340 pages. Signed copies available
£20. To order a copy, click
Jazz House Records has at last entered
the 21st Century! We now accept all major credit and
debit cards, and... we now have a Facebook
page & we're on Twitter. We've no plans to offer