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

Duo & Trio Improvisations [1992]
  • 1. Improvisation 21 (9:28)
  • 2. Improvisation 22 (2:28)
  • 3. Improvisation 23 (12:13)
  • 4. Improvisation 24 (8:00)
  • 5. Improvisation 25 (1:59)
  • 6. Improvisation 26 (5:47)
  • 7. Improvisation 27 (6:27)