Wax Poetics

Wax Poetics is a quarterly American music magazine dedicated to vintage and contemporary jazz, funk, soul, Latin, hip-hop, reggae, blues, and R&B in the crate-digger tradition; the name of the magazine is itself an allusion to vinyl records.

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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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