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 Year Messages 1-4 [1994]
  • 1. New Year Messages 1 (2:08)
  • 2. New Year Messages 2 (1:32)
  • 3. New Year Messages 3 (2:26)
  • 4. New Year Messages 4 (4:05)