The Wire


Current Issue 408

February 2018

On the cover: Shabaka Hutchings: Across numerous groups and collaborations and drawing on movements from hard bop to space rock, the saxophonist and bandleader is helping to reshape London’s jazz scene. By Francis Gooding. Plus, Ceramic Hobs: A new compilation illuminates the 30 year plus career of Simon Morris’s Blackpool based DIY institution. By Phil England. Bokeh Versions: Miles Opland’s Bristol label is building a reputation as a major dub laboratory via releases from Seekersinternational, Jay Glass Dubs and others. By Chal Ravens. Konstrukt: Turkish cosmic surfers and prolific collaborators Umut Çağlar and Korhan Futacı reach beyond borders to find freedom in the Erdoğan era. By Nick Hobbs. Also in this issue: Geng, Sarah Davachi, Philip Vermeulen, Lanark Artefax, Global Ear in Manila, an Invisible Jukebox with Ashley Paul, The Inner Sleeve chosen by Bernard Stein, an Epiphany by Nadah El Shazly, plus the usual mass of albums, books and gigs reviewed, and much more.

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