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

New Sights, Old Sounds [1978]
  • 1. New Sights, Old Sounds (18:59)
  • 2. Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness (9:22)
  • 3. This Is the Age of Oddities Let Loose (3:13)
  • 4. Nothing So Difficult as a Beginning (4:53)
  • 5. Here Was No Lack of Innocent Diversion (2:59)
  • 6. A Wanderer From the British World of Fashion (3:11)
  • 7. Live in Nagoya, Part 1 (17:00)
  • 8. Live in Nagoya, Part 2 (12:50)
  • 9. Live in "Kalavinka" (20:34)