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

Music and Dance [1997]
  • 1. Rain Dance Pt 1 (5:02)
  • 2. Rain Dance Pt 2 (7:49)
  • 3. Rain Dance Pt 3 (3:10)
  • 4. Rain Dance Pt 4 (5:14)
  • 5. Rain Dance Pt 5 (6:20)
  • 6. Saturday Dance Pt 1 (4:59)
  • 7. Saturday Dance Pt 2 (8:25)
  • 8. Saturday Dance Pt 3 (3:57)
  • 9. Saturday Dance Pt 4 (5:14)
  • 10. Saturday Dance Pt 5 (3:31)