The Wire

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Issue 189

November 1999

Free CD: Domino On The Wire
Your guide to the people behind the music on this month’s free Domino Records CD

Stylus Wars
Sash Frere-Jones sits on the judge’s bench at the DMC world mixing championships

Invisible Jukebox: Lee Konitz
The pioneering saxophonist takes issue with records by Anthony Braxton, Ornette Coleman, Elvin Jones & Jimmy Garrison, Stan Kenton, Painkiller, Lennie Tristano and more. Tested By Andy Hamilton

Iggy Pop
25 Years after The Stooges’ demise, their raw rock noise has lost none of its power. Now living in Miami, Iggy reflects on their legacy and the release of his best album in years. By Edwin Pouncey

Undercurrents #11: Generation Ecstasy
New York’s Lower East Side is where jazz traditionally regenerates itself itself: first came the 60s free music explosion; then the 70s loft scene; now the ecstatic jazz of Gayle, Parker, Shipp, Ware and more. By Tom Roe

The Primer: Lee Perry
Belated recognition for the world’s wierdest dubologist has resulte in a labyrinthine discography. David Katz select’s the best of the Super Ape’s Studio One, Upsetter and Black Ark productions