On the cover: Loren Connors: The pioneering free blues guitarist has more than six strongs to his bow, as demonstrated by his debut release as a pianist. By Kurt Gottschalk. Plus, Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: Formed in 1971, saxophonist Idris Ackamoor's band of cosmic travellers continue their intrepid voyage through Afrocentric jazz and beyond. By Geeta Dayal. Valley Of The Sun: The early 1980s birthed a new age phenomenon that bridged commerce and mysticism, music and meditation – and its guru cum entrepreneur is still selling spiritual growth today. By Britt Brown. Group A, Cameron Graves, Left Hand Path, Naama Tsabar, Invisible Jukebox: Beatrice Dillon, Peder Mannerfelt, Elysia Crampton, Autechre. Loads of albums, books and gigs reviewed, and much more.