Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation

Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation

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This outstanding biography of the cult guitar player will likely cause you to abandon everything you thought you knew about jazz improvisation, post-punk and the avant-garde. Derek Bailey was at the top of his profession as a dance band and record-session guitarist when, in the early 1960s, he began playing an uncompromisingly abstract form of music. Today his anti-idiom of 'Free Improvisation' has become the lingua franca of the 'avant' scene, with Pat Metheny, John Zorn, David Sylvian and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore among his admirers.This piece of Alec Empire that I heard before I thought was much more interesting than that, the reason I suggested working with him. I think the stuff I liked was earlier, crude druma#39;na#39;bass - maybe when it used to be jungle. ... to make. Ita#39;s not a druma#39;na#39;bass record, Ia#39;d say merely half the tracks were druma#39;na#39;bass. One or two of them were really very nice, or three or four, but this guy Casey Rice, Chicagoanbsp;...

Title:Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation
Author:Ben Watson
Publisher:Verso - 2004


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