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De La Soul Stakes Is High 20th Anniversary Mixtape

When I first heard Stakes Is High, I was in…Brighton, on the U.K.’s South Coast. My father lived there at…

July 12th, 2016 | | Mixtape
Bill Withers

Bill Withers and engineer Bill Halverson speak about Just as I Am on the 45th anniversary

Coming from humble beginnings in Slab Fork, West Virginia, Bill Withers grew up in a coal mining town. Beset by…

June 20th, 2016 | | Articles
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Trumpeter/arranger Todd Simon (Ethio Cali) drops Jazz on 45 mixtape

Los Angeles trumpeter/arranger/producer powerhouse Todd M. Simon (Quantic/Ethio Cali/Kelis/TV on the Radio/Madlib/Antibalas) is a lover of jazz 45s. He’s assembled a…

July 31st, 2015 | | Mixtape
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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 | | Articles

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 | | 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 | | 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 | | In Memoriam
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 Magazine
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Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!   Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!     Features: A Tribe Called Quest…

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