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

String Theory [2000]
  • 1. (F/B) (E) Electric (7:08)
  • 2. (F/B) (I) Electric (4:12)
  • 3. (F/B) (U) Electric (2:34)
  • 4. (F/B) (U2) Electric (4:49)
  • 5. (F/B) (T) Electric (2:05)
  • 6. (F/B) (S) Electric (7:01)
  • 7. (F/B) (N) Acoustic (1:13)
  • 8. (F/B) (T2) Acoustic (1:26)
  • 9. (F/B) (N) Acoustic (1:13)
  • 10. (F/B) (T3) With V.M. (1:25)
  • 11. (F/B) (A) With V.M. (1:01)
  • 12. (F/B) (S2) With V.M. (2:55)
  • 13. (F/B) (C) With V.M. (3:15)
  • 14. (F/B) (P) With A.W. (1:01)