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Derek Bailey: The Guy Who Found The Lost Chord

Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 13 October 1984

The guitarist DEREK BAILEY has been one of the leaders of improvised music for 20 years. As a generation of guitar heroes has come and gone he's continued to explore the practice of this unique music in the face of neglect and few financial rewards. In this rare interview, RICHARD COOK profiles the man at the forefront of the hardest music of all.

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