The Wire

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Issue #79

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Now’s The Time
All news and club dates

Ray Anderson
Kenny Mathieson on a slippery slide

Almeida, Yellowjackets, Gerald Wilson

Don Cherry
Steve Lake tracks the trumpet titan

Reflections on the writer’s world

Fred Wesley
Soul ‘bone meets Ben Watson

He exists! Says Biba Kopf

We blink at the new releases

Jimi Hendrix
Ben Watson, Stuart Nicholson and Mike Fish burn the midnight lamp in our three-part tribute

Eye Wire
Watching the percussion

Pee Wee Russell
Liquorice stick unstuck by Martin Gayford

The Charts
This month’s league ladders

Sun Ra Offer
Last chance to get the discs!

This month’s big review section