On the cover: Nicole Mitchell: Her latest album Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds may constitute a dire warning against humanicide, but for the flautist, composer, AACM member and Afrofuturist, hope springs eternal. By Daniel Spicer. Plus, Kassel Jaeger: As artistic director of the Groupe De Recherches Musicales, François J Bonnet preserves – and continues – the story of the French institution, while carving out his own path as a writer and pseudonymous composer. By Robert Barry. The Primer: Evan Parker: A user’s guide to one of the UK’s most accomplished and daring improvisors, whose catalogue takes in collaborations with Derek Bailey, Steve Lacy, Cecil Taylor and many more. By Seymour Wright. Also in this issue: Parris, Eloïse Decazes, Zuli, Martin Bartlett, Ectopia, Global Ear: Dali, Invisible Jukebox: Shabazz Palaces, The Inner Sleeve chosen by awe IX, an Epiphany by Paul Rooney, plus the usual mass of albums, books and gigs reviewed, and much more.