Derek Bailey

Derek Bailey

Avant-Garde, free jazz, free improvisation, experimental, jazz

Derek Bailey (January 29, 1930 – December 25, 2005) was a free improvising avant-garde guitarist. The most noticeable feature of his style is what appears to be its extreme discontinuity, often from note to note: there may be enormous intervals between consecutive notes, and rather than aspiring to the consistency of timbre typical of most guitar-playing, Bailey interrupts it as much as possible: four consecutive notes, for instance, may be played on an open string

Different Guitars [1992]
  • 1. 19 String 1 (3:50)
  • 2. 19 String 2 (2:41)
  • 3. 19 String 3 (5:25)
  • 4. 19 String 4 (4:44)
  • 5. 19 String 5 (2:00)
  • 6. Martin D18 (9:34)
  • 7. Gibson Super 400 1 (8:52)
  • 8. Gibson Super 400 2 (17:39)