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

Viper [1998]
No cover
  • 1. Viper (2:59)
  • 2. Skullcap (3:49)
  • 3. Various Species (12:20)
  • 4. Woad (4:39)
  • 5. The Jig Is Up (2:03)
  • 6. Grains of Paradise (4:07)
  • 7. Gardens of Paradise (6:01)
  • 8. Cinnabar (18:36)