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

Fairly Early With Postscripts [1999]
  • 1. Six Fairly Early Pieces (12:21)
  • 2. In Whose Tradition? (0:35)
  • 3. Rehearsal Extract (Area 7) (3:21)
  • 4. Rehearsal Extract (Area 8) (6:51)
  • 5. Tunnel Hearing (7:21)
  • 6. 10% Extra Free (3:28)
  • 7. 20% Extra Free (3:53)
  • 8. Self-Erasing (0:16)
  • 9. A Bit of the Crust (2:28)
  • 10. A Bit of the Dumps (3:38)
  • 11. The Last Post (Morning) (7:42)
  • 12. The Last Post (Afternoon) (8:22)
  • 13. Postscript (2:41)
  • 14. Post Postscript (3:49)