The Wire, Issue 444 - February 2021

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Inside this issue:

South Africa’s new jazz generation: Thandi Ntuli, Siyabonga Mthembu, Bokani Dyer, 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

Mamer: The Chinese multi-instrumentalist resists categorisation and canon via his continually evolving music. By Josh Feola

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

Invisible Jukebox: Mark Fell × Rian Treanor: UK electronic music’s esteemed father and son duo test each other with a mystery record selection

Hiele: Squiffy electronics and milky piss from the Belgian composer. By Louis Pattison

Altın Gün: Amsterdam based outfit bring Turkish tradition to the dance. By Daniel Spicer

Rob Noyes: Tokyo via Massachusetts, fingerpicking via punk for the guitarist/composer. By Tony Rettman

Kikimore: The non-hierarchical Ljubljana collective Do It With Others. By Abi Bliss

Unlimited Editions: Jazz In Britain

Unofficial Channels: Philly Hiphop Radio Freestyles

Global Ear: Our regular column continues to report on music in the time of pandemic. This month: broadcasting in Brazil and solidarity radio in Tblisi, Georgia

The Inner Sleeve: Elvin Brandhi on a Haunter Records album launch

Epiphanies: King Britt on the everlasting influence of Mwandishi

Print Run: New music books: Andrew Weatherall, Los Angeles noise, an obstinate clot, and more

On Screen: New films and DVDs: John McDermott’s Music, Money, Madness... Jimi Hendrix In Maui; David Bernabo’s Just For The Record: Conversations With And About “Blue” Gene Tyranny

On Site: Recent art shows: Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abbou-Rahme; I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now at Somerset House

On Location: Recent live events and streams: Infrequent Seams Streaming Festival, Nicole Mitchell, Radiophrenia 2020, Nyege Nyege Festival, and more

Soundcheck: 38KEA, Ain’t About Me, Angry Blackmen, Apifera, Armageddon Experimental Band, Cages, John Carpenter, Tania Caroline Chen, Buck Curran, Buck Curran featuring Jodi Pedrali, Divide And Dissolve, Dyani, Editrix, Wendy Eisenberg, The End, Fire!, The Gagmen, Georg Graewe & Sonic Fiction Orchestra, Alexander Hawkins, Jim Haynes, Hiele, IKSRE, Insides, Jesu, Chuck Johnson, Thomas Kotcheff/Frederic Rzewski, Laraaji, Mason Lindahl, João Lobo, Matchess, Donald Miller, Steve Moore, Moor Mother & billy woods, Mouse On Mars, My Heart, An Inverted Flame, Maggie Nicols, Nihiti, Rob Noyes, Ivo Perelman Trio, Ivo Perelman & Nate Wooley, Plankton Wat, Powers/Rolin Duo, Reynols, Laila Sakini, Secluded Bronte, Geneva Skeen, Akai Solo, Pauline Anna Strom, Stuck Sunsets, USA/Mexico, Vapour Theories, Venus Ex Machina, Virginia Wing, Cristian Vogel, Wobbly, Various Apocope, Various This Is Cairo Not The Screamers, Various Under Stars/Shells In Colour

The Boomerang: Acen, The Chi-Lites, Tony Bevan/Brian Lavelle/Richard Youngs, Lol Coxhill/Pat Thomas/Lindsay Cooper/Bill Wells, Gentle Fire, GISM, Group Sounds Four & Five, Inversion, Kyoufu Shinbun, Gary Lucas, Ennio Morricone, Muslimgauze, Mutiny, Portray Heads, Sonny Rollins, Screamers, Tim Story, Creepy John Thomas, Ultramarine, Mika Vainio, Naná Vasconcelos