The Wire

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Issue 52

June 1988

Now's The Time
All news plus Martin Archer, Ornette Coleman

Hank Roberts
Steve Lake takes a bow

Blood Ulmer, Percussion, Tommy Smith

Manhattan Transfer
Mark Sinker hums along

The printed page reviewed

Ed Blackwell
Kenny Mathieson gets rimshot

Sonny Rollins
The 1988 interview by Brian Priestley

Italian Jazz On Record
Mike Fish hears it

Barry Wallenstein
A jazz poet evaluates his art

New records and CD's by Paul Bley, AMM and many more