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

Play Backs [1999]
  • 1. D for D. (6:14)
  • 2. HK D&B (Acoustic) (4:46)
  • 3. Resigned (4:09)
  • 4. Please Smile (3:17)
  • 5. Tickled 3 (4:45)
  • 6. BKB mix (4:59)
  • 7. JF drums (acoustic) (7:56)
  • 8. Resigned (acoustic) (4:13)
  • 9. CLB drums (acoustic) (4:05)
  • 10. Sasha (8:22)
  • 11. J.O. Complete (5:04)
  • 12. George (voice) (5:26)