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

Incus Taps [1973]
  • 1. Tap 1 a (8:34)
  • 2. Tap 1 b (2:25)
  • 3. Tap 2 a-b (3:49)
  • 4. Tap 2 c (2:33)
  • 5. Tap 2 d (3:39)
  • 6. Tap 3 a (5:17)
  • 7. Tap 3 b (6:37)
  • 8. Tap 4 a-b (4:07)
  • 9. Tap 4 c (4:38)
  • 10. Interview (8:35)