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

To Play: The Blemish Sessions [2006]
  • 1. Play 1 (6:15)
  • 2. Play 2 (4:29)
  • 3. Play 3 (6:12)
  • 4. Play 4 (3:27)
  • 5. Play 5 (4:45)
  • 6. Play 6 (3:11)
  • 7. Play 7 (6:41)
  • 8. Play 8 (8:27)