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WIRE MAGAZINE

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WIRE

Issue 66

Augmt 1989

£1.60

$4.00

4 Now's The Time All news plm the mmic's leading buzz column

14 Charles Mingus Brian Priestley reports on the new Town Hall concert

16 Livewire Roadside Picnic , David Murray , Earthwork.J , more!

22 Pat Metheny Mike Fish twangs along 24 Blue Note 50 years ofthe great label: R D Cook makes an appraisal

28 Can Biba Kopfgets out his opener

32 Cleveland Watkiss Gob to gob with Ben Watson

40 Mark Murphy America's best jazz voice? Will Friedwald considers

42 Subscribe Another da zzling incentive

43 Soundcheck A stack of new sounds from Cold Sweat, )an Garbarek , more

62 The Write Place Several sweet letters from you

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