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

Lace [1989]
  • 1. Let's Hope We're All in the Right Place (31:48)
  • 2. We Could Be Here for a Few Hours (19:54)
  • 3. Which Bit Would You Like Again (5:28)
  • 4. [silence] (0:04)