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Issue 112 June 1993 f 2 25, $5 50 ISSN 0952-0686

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Publisher Adele Yaron

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A celebrat~onof the great jazz photographer In words and plctures 12 Red House Painters

Dave Morr~soncolour-matches the Fr~scofoursome 1 4 TimBerne

Will Montgomerymeets the NYC sax explorer 16 Orbital

Louse Gray shapes up to the Techno topographers 18 ECMIJan Garbarek

Kenny Math~esonjets to Zur~chfor a 500th party 2 4 lnvisibkJukebox: Jack Bruce

The bassman makes a guess -Phllip Watson hides the labels

26 Great lost R e c o r d i i

John Corbett recalls forgotten lmprov greats

3 0 Torch Songs

P ~ e nFord dissects the d~vas

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