The Wire

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Issue 56

October 1988

Now's The Time
All news plus Xero RIP

Bappi Lahiri
Mike Fish reels in a movieman

Misha Mengelberg
Rotten typing by Mark Sinker

Company, Cecil, more

John Cage
Brian Morton asks: and Zen what?

Carla Bley
In the glow of the night

The Composer
A six-page symposium

Mike Gibbs
John Fordham hears the big music

Judith Weir
Brian Morton blows bagpipes

A perfect Edgard, imperfect improv

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