Issue 25


Twenty-five issues strong, Wax Poetics delivers its first photo issue featuring original pieces on New Orleans and Brazilian musicians, a Miles Davis feature on his funky fusion days, and photo-essays by David Corio, Janette Beckman, Jamel Shabazz, Joe Conzo, and Charlie Ahearn.

  • re:Discovery Donald Byrd, Parliament, Horde Catalytique Pour La Fin, The Eliminators, Merry Clayton
  • In Memoriam: Max Roach (1924-2007)
  • Cold Chillin’ Iceland’s Samuel Jon Samuelsson Translates Big Band into Funk
  • Realer Than Real The Indisputable Groove of Sharon Jones
  • Child’s Play Numero Group Takes Kid Soul Seriously
  • A New Universe Live Musicianship is Central to the Heliocentrics
  • East bay Spark Plug Eugene Blacknell’s Oakland Grease Gave Rise to a New Breed of Funk
  • Rainforest Funk Peru’s Perfect Blend of Traditional and Modern
  • Photo-Essay Excerpted From I Speak Music – Hip-Hop Old School, Volume One, Published By Wonderland, 2007
  • The Black Chord Photo-essay by David Corio
  • Photo-essay Excerpted From Who Shot Ya? Three Decades of Hip Hop Photography, Published by HarperCollins, 2002
  • Photo Essay Excerpted From Born in the Bronx – A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip-Hop, Published by Rizzoli, 2007
  • Photo-Essay Excerpted From Wild Style: The Sampler, Published by Powerhouse Books, 2007
  • Photo-Essay Excerpted From Seconds of My LIfe, Published by Powerhouse Books, 2007
  • Photo-Essay Excerpted From The Breaks: Stylin’ and Profilin’ 1982-1990, Published by Powerhouse Books, 2007
  • Who Shot Ya A History of Hip-Hop Photography, from the Book Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop edited by Jeff Chang
  • Brasilifornia Photo-essay by B+
  • Street Time The Unsung Rhythmic Soul Behind Miles’s Improvisational Funk
  • Walking to New Orleans The effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans music
  • Check Your Head From Check the Technique by Brian Coleman
  • Youthful Exuberance The Dragon Brothers Dream Up an Unheard Psych-Soul Monster

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