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Derek Bailey

Derek Bailey

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Derek Bailey: The Guy Who Found The Lost Chord

Interview by 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 ...

Derek Bailey: String Theory

Review by Edwin Pouncey, Wire, The, November 2000

FEW MUSICIANS have fully understood how to make effective use of feedback in improvised music. If anybody can crank up their output and return part ...

Ben Watson: Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation

Book Review by Richard Gehr, Village Voice, The, 17 August 2004

FREE IMPROVISATION is the automatic writing, the abstract expressionism, or as British critic Ben Watson most aptly describes it, the "stand-up comedy" of musical performance.  ...

see also Spontaneous Music Ensemble


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