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Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism On Film at BAM, Bambaataa Q&A

BAMcinématek, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s stellar film curation branch, is presenting a series of particular interest to Wax Poetics…

March 30th, 2015 | | Events
Sun Ra

Sun Ra Music Archive Launches Centennial iTunes Reissue Program Today

May 20, 2014, marks the centennial of music legend Sun Ra’s arrival on planet Earth (he left in 1993). To…

May 20th, 2014 | | News
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Royal Flush

I mastered what?

You’ve heard, loved, and looked out the window wistfully to “I’m a Fool to Want You” and “Cristo Redentor,” and watched me walk down the street to “The Emperor” (DON’T LIE I SAW YOU)…

March 4th, 2013 | | Guest Blog
Remy LBO

Producer Remy LBO digs deep and pulls 10 gems

Exceptionalism, the fourth full release from composer and producer Remy LBO, marks both a summation and transition of artistic objectives. It’s a glassy, funky work of permuting textures, one through which the delicacy of craftsmanship is realized.

November 2nd, 2011 | | Record Rundown

Stanton Davis’ Ghetto Mysticism

When a group of rare-groove fanatics rave over the same album but each cite a different song as the “must-hear”…

June 17th, 2011 | | New Releases
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 Magazine
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Jeff Parker

Read about Tortoise in Wax Poetics issue 40 What happened for you in 2010? One of the best things about…

December 24th, 2010 | | Top (20)10
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Get Lowe

From Memphis, Tennessee, the tenor saxophonist Frank Lowe grew up on soul and R&B music—he worked in the studio at…

August 10th, 2010 | | New Releases

Embark with the Arkestra

From the mind of producer/arranger/composer Ed Bland comes The Cry of Jazz, an unclassifiable, partially-scripted film that examines race relations…

July 22nd, 2010 | | The Album
Whitefield Brothers

Poetry in Motion

The Whitefield Brothers are a somewhat mysterious group featuring members of the German funk band The Poets of Rhythm. Their music includes world, funk, soul and psych touches, all of which they plainly refer to as “raw soul.”

May 10th, 2010 | | Articles

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 | | In Memoriam

Wax Poetics Anthology

From jazz pioneers like Sun Ra and Joe Zawinul to influential hip-hop artists like DJ Premier and 45 King, Wax Poetics Anthology, Volume 2 presents music’s numerous puzzle pieces and gives the reader the opportunity to make the connections themselves. In addition to shedding light into the dark corners of our sonic past, Wax Poetics ensures that new and innovative artists also get the credit they deserve.

September 18th, 2009 | | Wax Poetics Books
Issue 21

Issue 21

On December 25, 2006, James Brown passed away. Wax Poetics would not exist without JB and his invention of funk,…

February 28th, 2007 | | Wax Poetics Magazine

Journey in Metaphysics

In today’s troubled times, the uplifting music of Alice Coltrane is more welcome than ever. In a rare interview, she…

October 23rd, 2006 | | Articles
Issue 6

Issue 6

re:Discovery The Melton Brothers Band with Ms. Alfie Moss Academic Archive Volume VI: Eldred v. Ashcroft Accessing the Past in…

September 21st, 2003 | | Wax Poetics Magazine