Miles Davis

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra drops the psychedelic jazz single “Complot”

New album Pulsion out on Ubiquity Records.

September 18th, 2014 | Eric Luecking | New Releases
Miles Davis at the Fillmore
Fender Rhodes

Rhodes Electric Piano

World War II may have given us the atom bomb, but it also contributed what Ray Charles would call “an…

May 20th, 2013 | Peter Kirn | Articles
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
Wax Poetics Issue 46 - George Benson/George Duke

Issue 46

George Benson / George Duke / Billy Cobham / Norman Connors / Tom Browne / Bernard Wright / Don Blackman / Lenny White / Marcus Miller / Weldon Irvine / Phil Cohran

April 25th, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine

The Galveston Giant

Jack Johnson, the first Black boxer to earn a heavyweight title, was born on March 31, 1878. As a fighter,…

March 31st, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Today in History
Quincy Jones

The Dude

The man behind Thriller turns seventy-eight today. Quincy Jones, Jr. was born on March 14, 1933, and has been nominated…

March 14th, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Today in History
S. Neil Fujita

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

Steve Reid

“After graduating out of college, I decided to take a trip,” drummer Steve Reid told Wax Poetics writer Paul Sullivan…

April 14th, 2010 | Wax Poetics | In Memoriam

Saxophone Funk

“ ‘Cold Sweat’ came from my Miles Davis experience.” —Pee Wee Ellis

November 28th, 2005 | Stefan Trischler | Articles

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