The Wire

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Issue 70

December 1989

Now's The Time
All news plus Berio season and our famous columnists

In-concert excitement from Jarrett, Berg, Blakey, more

Lee Konitz
Mike Fish talks to Rio Lee-o

John Rae
Can Scotland rise again? Andy Hamilton finds out

Michael Nyman
The composer, the photographer, the journalist: J Coe

Marvin Smitty Smith
Brian Morton raps a royal rhythm

Faces for '90
We pick some names to watch

29th Street
Tony Herrington says: what is it you play again?

Dick Heckstall-Smith, more

The Essential 40
Our critics pick the best of the 80s

Bobby Bradford
Cornet cat meets Roland Ramanan

Critics' choice
The best of the year in our indispensable chart

Cassandra Wilson
Voicing her views to Ben Watson

The last round-up of the 80s