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

Pieces for Guitar [2002]
  • 1. G.E.B. (In Memory of My Father George Edward Bailey) (3:54)
  • 2. Haught (3:14)
  • 3. Three Pieces for Guitar (3:13)
  • 4. Bits (9:56)
  • 5. Practising: Wow & Stereo (11:05)
  • 6. Improvisation on Guitar Piece No. 1 (3:07)
  • 7. Improvisation on Guitar Piece No. 2 (4:05)