The Wire

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Issue 34

December 1986

Now's the Time
Holiday gigs plus Johnny Dyani, Munich, Czechs

Dexter Gordon
Mike Zwerin around midnight

Sonny, Lester, Poland and more

New York Ear & Eye
Peter Pullman on the sidewalks

Loose Tubes
On the bus with Mark Sinker

Val Wilmer
A portfolio from Wire's photographer

Paul Lytton & Paul Lovens
Drum beat for R D Cook

Recollections of the Future
Max Harrison in the stalls

Branford Marsalis
Talking to Nick 'Cool' Coleman

Lester Bowie
Paul Bradshaw takes the cigar

Christmas Quiz
Brain yourself

Frank Zappa
Batya Friedman and Steve Lyons freak out

Serge Chaloff
A history by Stuart Nicholson

The Pleasures of Ignorance
Max Harrison speaks up for the mind

Jamie Talbot, John Zorn plus a shopful

Tim Colwell gets it right