og:image" content=""https://s12.postimg.org/akaze8k99/blog.png"" /> Gidman's Treasures And Nuggets: This months RECOMENDED READING - Wax Poetics - Issue 34 Jazz Issue

Friday, 3 April 2009

This months RECOMENDED READING - Wax Poetics - Issue 34 Jazz Issue

Wax Poetics Magazine comes with Issue no. 34

"Our landmark Jazz Issue (#34) features the classic Blue Train photo of John Coltrane, uncropped, as well as trumpet star Freddie Hubbard. Behind both of these legends was jazz producer Creed Taylor, who left his mark on Impulse and Verve before starting his untouchable CTI Records. Also: Horace Tapscott, Richard Evans, Joel Dorn, Melvin Sparks". (Wax Poetics Label)

Featured Articles:

Creed Taylor "Simply put, jazz critics are not my favorite people," says Creed Taylor. "And I'm not their favorite producer."

Horace Tapscott "It's like bringing up your children in a certain area because you want them to grow and be aware of certain things. This same principle applied to us, as far as Black musicians were concerned," proclaimed Horace Tapscott.

Melvin Sparks - An unfailingly humble man, Melvin Sparks seems to locate himself on the fringes of jazz history...

Also includes:


Dorothy Asby, Al Williams Quintet Plus One, The Third Wave, Slipstream, Bruce Ditmas

Lyman Woodard, Hank Crawford, Joe Cuba, David "Fathead" Newman

Rising Sons
9dw proves seeds of funky fusion are best sown at home

Timeless Freedom
Stonephace transcends the limitations of a genre

Rite of Passage
The making of Ululation was a celebration of life

Engine of Change
Guitarist Melvin Sparks fueled funky sessions for soul-jazz's master mechanics

Safe Haven
Pianist and composer Horace Tapscott cultivated the Los Angeles jazz community

Soul Conductor
Bassist-turned-arranger Richard Evans put the soul in Cadet Records

Record Auteur
Producer Creed Taylor cast strong jazz talent for his personal masterpieces

The Second Coming of Hip
Producer Joel Dorn helmed a funky golden era for Atlantic

Analog Out
Rhodes Electric Piano