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

Improvisation [1975]
  • 1. M1 (1:30)
  • 2. M2 (2:32)
  • 3. M3 (4:13)
  • 4. M4 (3:40)
  • 5. M5 (2:40)
  • 6. M6 (2:05)
  • 7. M7 (1:40)
  • 8. M8 (2:18)
  • 9. M9 (4:42)
  • 10. M10 (2:46)
  • 11. M11 (2:08)
  • 12. M12 (4:04)
  • 13. M13 (4:12)
  • 14. M14 (3:55)