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Issue 113

July 1993

Sounding Off
News, events, dates, ideas, letters and live reports

An A-Z of Ambient
Your guide to the music that's all around you (literally!)

Sun Ra R.I.P.
We remember the first man into space

Michael Nyman
Louise Gray touches base with the busy Brit minimalist

Sven Vath
Kodwo Eshun takes tea with the ambient Frankfurter

Barrister
David Toop talks beats with the Nigerian drum-master

Caspar Brotzmann
Mark Sinker trades licks with the Berlin guitar-blitzer

Company Week
Ben Watson looks forward to the improv bonanza

Seeing Things
Stuart harrison paints the Great American Picture

Prince
Wire writers assess the little man's career so far

Another America
Chicagoan John Corbett realigns his country's musical priorities

The Greatful Dead In Vegas
Laura Connelly attends the unlikely marriage

Wynton Marsalis
The definitive interview, transcribed by Richard Cook

Invisible Jukebox: Lester Bowie
Philip Watson tests the St. Louis trumpeter

Great Lost Recordings
Hopey Glass rediscovers an ancient electronic prizewinner

Print Run
We Review Greil Marcus on punk

Reel To Reel
David Eimer reviews abstract cinema and The Cure live

Competitions
Win Africando CDs, Coldcut Jazz Breaks CDs, Deep Blues CDs and videos, and Barbican jazz tickets

Soundcheck
Records mighty and fine, reviewed by our flighty minded writers

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