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PARKER, 1953.

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4 AN EDITOR'S IDEA 6 Now's THE TIME All news, views, plus a new slanr on Bird

16 RONALD SHANNON JACKSON Mark Sinker barbecues his dog 20 uvEWIRE Sreve Reich, Jazz Warriors and more

26 7.WER IN Michae l Zwerin at large

28 TIM BERNE Mauled by Graham Lock 32 MICHAEL MANTLER A laff a minute wirh Barry Witherden

34 NEXT YEAR's NEW THINGS four faces to see in '89 38 JA7.7. AWARDS Your full results' 40 BOOKS A new phoro collection and more and make-11p by

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42 HENRY ALLEN Martin Gayford remembers a rrumpet master 46 DAVE o'HIGGINS New tenor star shines for Tony Herrington 50 MANFRED EICHER A rare interview with the ECM leader 54 RECORDS or THE YEAR Our crirics pick their favourite cro p 56 SONIC YOUTH/SAVAGE REPUBLIC Masters of new sound march with Biba Kopf

60 ALBERT AYLER Still the new thing, by Richard Cook

65 souNDCHECK The year's last round-up of new releases 90 THE WRITE PLACE Where readers unwrap their rap

S11bscribers please note: this issue is et do11ble issm and Will/IS t iS tu • o.

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