The Wire

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Issue 58

December 1988

Now's The Time
All news, views, plus a new slant on Bird

Ronald Shannon Jackson
Mark Sinker barbecues his dog

Steve Reich, Jazz Warriors and more

Michael Zwerin at large

Tim Berne
Mauled by Graham Lock

Michael Manter
A laff a minute with Barry Witherden

Next Year's New Things
Four faces to see in '89

Jazz Awards
Your full report!

A new photo collection and more

Henry Allen
Martin Gayford remembers a trumpet master

Dave O'Higgins
New tenor star shines for Tony Herrington

Manfred Eicher
A rare interview with the ECM leader

Records Of The Year
Our critics pick their favourite crop

Sonic Youth/Savage Republic
Masters of new sound march with Biba Kopf

Albert Ayler
Still the new thing, by Richard Cook

The year's last roundup of new releases