Herbie Hancock

Bernie Worrell and Funkadelic

Bernie Worrell was the key to
the P-Funk sound

  “Bernie is like a genius of geniuses.” –George Clinton “There’s perfect pitch and absolute pitch. I was born with…

June 27th, 2016 | | Articles
Eric Leeds in the Madhouse promo photo (original photo B&W).

Prince and reed man Eric Leeds teamed up to create two albums under the moniker Madhouse

Prince and reed man Eric Leeds teamed up to create two albums under the moniker Madhouse. Perhaps looking to exorcise jazz demons inherited from his father, Prince masterminded a lighthearted and funky sound that anticipated the “acid jazz” genre that would break years later.

April 21st, 2016 | | Articles

Eliane Correa video debut connects Afro-Cuban jazz and neo-soul

Latina pianist, composer, and bandleader Eliane Correa, a product of the disparate environments of Havana, Buenos Aries, Barcelona, and London, is…

January 19th, 2016 | | Videos
Sly Stone Small Talk

A collection of art director John Berg’s iconic album covers

Former Columbia Records art director John Berg passed away last week. When we read his obituaries and other blogs that talk…

October 19th, 2015 | | The Album
Jesse Fischer and Sly5thAve 'Vein Melter'

Jesse Fischer and Sly5thAve cover Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters, “Vein Melter”

Two New York musicians—producer Jesse Fischer and horn player and arranger Sly5thAve—have joined forces to cover Herbie Hancock’s seminal album…

April 27th, 2015 | | Tracks
Flute Funk

Flute Funk mixtape by DJ Mentos

In Flute Funk Volume 1, DJ Mentos treats us to an hour-long mix of classic and freshly excavated funk nuggets,…

April 16th, 2015 | | Mixtape

Keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe keeps pushing things forward

Musicians who venture into new frontiers of sound are often the ones who inspire future generations. Born in New Zealand,…

January 6th, 2015 | | Record Rundown
Joe Sample
Adrian Younge

10 records that influenced Adrian Younge while producing the new Souls of Mischief album

Adrian Younge recently got together with Bay Area golden boys Souls of Mischief to create a new album that harkens…

August 15th, 2014 | | Record Rundown
Blue Note Records

Blue Note Records reissues Madlib’s Shades of Blue and others

One thing is for certain, Wax Poetics readers love Blue Note Records. That’s why we’re proud to partner again with…

June 10th, 2014 | | New Releases
Young Gun Silver Fox

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