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Derek Bailey

Derek Bailey

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Derek Bailey's Music Improvisation Company: Purcell Room, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 7 February 1970

YOU MAY not always be able to wait for a composer to write the music you want to play, to paraphrase the ads for the ...

Derek Bailey and Evan Parker: Playhouse, Century City CA

Live Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 18 October 1980

GUITARIST DEREK Bailey and saxophonist Evan Parker's sold-out performance at the Century City Playhouse Wednesday night drew a diverse crowd that included jazzman Vinny Golia ...

Derek Bailey, John Zorn, Evan Parker et al: Company, Round House, London

Live Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 30 January 1982


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, The Wire, 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, The Village Voice, 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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