Charles Mingus

 
Cole Marsden Greif-Neill and Ramona Gonzalez of Nite Jewel. Photo by Grace Oh.

From their humble lo-fi start, Nite Jewel is crystallizing its analog-synth sound

Ramona Gonzalez is the face, voice, and lyrics of Nite Jewel, a retro-futuristic R&B project that sounds something like the love child of Sade and Kraftwerk.

June 20th, 2014 | Allen Thayer | Articles
Danny Krivit

Danny Krivit Presents Music Speaks Louder Than Words

Listen to Danny Krivit’s new mix

June 19th, 2013 | Wax Poetics | New Releases
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James Brown Live

Wolfgang’s Vault’s concert section is a goldmine of lost treasures. From Charles Mingus to the Meters to The Police, they…

March 11th, 2013 | Wax Poetics | Blog
Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding and the future of fusion

With the release of Miles Davis’s revolutionary records In a Silent Way in 1969 and Bitches Brew the following year, the genius trumpeter, with the invaluable assistance of an amazing crew of young collaborators, created the musical future shock later called fusion.

May 31st, 2011 | Michael Gonzales | Articles
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The Avant-Garde Clown

Charles Mingus was born on April 22, 1922 on a military base in Arizona. Eventually, the virtuostic bass player would…

April 22nd, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Today in History
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S. Neil Fujita

Graphic designer S. Neil Fujita died from complications of a stroke on October 23. He was eighty-nine. Fujita worked at…

October 29th, 2010 | Wax Poetics | In Memoriam
Buddy Collette

Buddy Collette

Los Angeles jazz legend Buddy Collette (sax, flute, clarinet) left for that great gig in the sky on September 19….

September 24th, 2010 | Wax Poetics | In Memoriam
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Wax Poetics Anthology

In response to the high demand for the publication’s elusive back issues, the Wax Poetics Anthology Volume 1 serves as the answer to every collector’s dream. Wax Poetics has compiled their favorite articles from Issues 1 through 5 and are giving them new life via this full-color, hardbound edition. By enhancing past editions by means of new illustrations, photographs, and an appendix of discographies, both dedicated followers and music fans formerly unaware of the magazine’s presence will be able to appreciate this comprehensive collection of insightful articles. From jazz and hip-hop heavyweights to soul and funk session musicians, the Wax Poetics Anthology delivers an eclectic blend of quality journalism and musical history.

September 18th, 2007 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Books
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Issue 1

Turning the Tables on Bobbito Library of Sound Sound Library WFMU Record Fair, New York City Give the Engineer Some…

December 21st, 2001 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine

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