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Cal Tjader

 
Cal Tjader. Photo by Chuck Stewart.

Vibraphonist Cal Tjader was one of the first American jazz musicians to embrace Latin music

  On July 16, 1925, while on a vaudeville tour in St. Louis, Missouri, Victoria Tjader gave birth to a…

July 16th, 2014 | Duncan Reid | Articles
Joao Donato e Gal Costa

João Donato steered Brazilian music in new directions

  Where’s João Donato? It’s a frequently asked question, referring simultaneously to the physical location and the musical moment he…

July 9th, 2014 | Allen Thayer | Articles
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Chico Hamilton was the quintessential jazz drummer

Percussionist and jazz legend Chico Hamilton passed away on November 26, 2013. He was ninety-two. The following article was written for Wax Poetics Issue 23, June/July 2007.

November 27th, 2013 | A. Scott Galloway | Articles
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Issue 49

Eddie Palmieri / Lowrider Oldies / Fania & Alegre All-Stars / Cal Tjader / Harlem River Drive / Speed Records

November 15th, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine

Gypsy King

Gábor Szabó was born in Budapest, Hungary, on March 8, 1936. Largely self-taught, Szabó blended jazz, pop-rock, and his native…

March 8th, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Today in History
Willie Bobo

Music to Watch Girls By

Today would have been Latin jazz legend Willie Bobo’s seventy-seventh birthday.

February 28th, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Today in History
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Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 61. Wax Poetics Issue 61 cover one features James Brown on the front and Curtis Mayfield…

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