Chico Hamilton


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

Wax Poetics Presents Roy Ayers

For the last eight months, we’ve been working with Marcus Samuelsson’s Ginny’s Supper Club in the basement of his Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem. It’s quickly become uptown’s apex of live entertainment.

November 21st, 2012 | Wax Poetics | Events

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
José James. Photo by Philip Angert.

José James dances effortlessly between classic vocal jazz and electronic funk

If it’s true what Zappa said, that “jazz isn’t dead, it just smells funny,” then its oft-maligned and sickly cousin,…

January 13th, 2011 | Allen Thayer | Articles
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
chuck brown

We’re About the Business

The following is a play-by-play account of Chuck Brown’s latest release, We’re About the Business, which was released on Raw…

March 18th, 2008 | Thomas Sayers Ellis | Articles
Issue 23

Issue 23

Street Songs was Rick James’s masterpiece, his ghetto symphony. The Stone City Band raps about the making of this historical…

June 30th, 2007 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine