Wire #444


The Wire covers a wide range of alternative and underground musics. The Wire celebrates and interrogates the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical, marginalised and undervalued musicians on the planet, past and present, in the realms of avant rock, electronica, hiphop, new jazz, modern composition, traditional musics and beyond.

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On the cover: South Africa’s new jazz generation: Thandi Ntuli, Siyabonga Mthembu, Bokani Dyer – Artist Page, Siya Makuzeni and others are at the forefront of a vibrant and booming South African jazz scene, as illustrated by two new compilations. By Francis Gooding.

Also inside this issue: Mamer: The Chinese multi-instrumentalist resists categorisation and canon via his continually evolving music. By Josh Feola. Plus: The Primer: Carla Bley: The ambitious and highly versatile pianist, composer and collaborator has been blowing minds for over 50 years. Daniel Spicer presents a user’s guide to her body of work.

Plus: Invisible Jukebox: Mark Fell × Rian Treanor; Hiele; Altın Gün; Rob Noyes; Kikimore; Elvin Brandhi chooses The Inner Sleeve; Epiphanies by King Britt; Global Ear in Brazil and Tbilisi, Georgia; hundreds of reviews and much more!

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