The iconic Wax Poetics returns to Europe with this unique Collector’s Edition. After a brief hiatus from the shelves, the magazine is returning in its original format, size, and structure. This Collector’s Edition will feature classic articles from the Wax Poetics vaults plus new words about the ever-growing London jazz scene and a look back at its acid jazz movement. Expect the magazine to continue to close the gap in music journalism between coverage of contemporary artists and celebration of classic trailblazers.
128+ pages in full glorious colour.
As Serious As Your Life: Black Music and the Free Jazz Revolution, 1957–1977
In this classic account of the new black music of the 1960s and 70s, celebrated photographer and jazz historian Val Wilmer tells the story of how a generation of revolutionary musicians established black music as the true vanguard of American culture. Placing the achievements of African-American artists such as Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane […]179 SEK
Biography - Music
Beastie Boys Book
Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “AD-ROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage […]349 SEK
Memoir - Music
RAW: My Journey into the Wu-Tang
The Wu-Tang Clan is American hip-hop royalty. Rolling Stone called them the ‘best rap group ever’ and their debut album is considered one of the greatest of all time. Since 1992, they have released seven gold and platinum studio albums with sales of more than 40 million copies. So how did nine kids from the […]179 SEK
Hip Hop Raised Me
In 2008, with help from Jay-Z and Puff, Obama got the hip-hop vote, and became the first African American to be elected president. For a brief moment the “Audacity of Hope” seemed attainable. Yet only months ago the Ferguson riots brought an abrupt end to that hope, making emerging hip-hop artists, such as J Cole […]449 SEK