Derek Bailey (29 January 1930 – 25 December 2005) was an English avant-garde guitarist and figure in the free improvisation movement. Bailey abandoned conventional performance techniques found in jazz, exploring atonality, noise, and whatever unusual sounds he could produce with the guitar. Much of his work was released on his own label Incus Records. In addition to solo work, Bailey collaborated frequently with other musicians and recorded with collectives such as Spontaneous Music Ensemble and Company.
BPM Profile String Theory. Album starts at BPM, ends at BPM (+0), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Derek Bailey. Bruise with Derek Bailey. To Play: The Blemish Sessions.
As anyone familiar with his work might expect, Bailey exercises the same intensity and clear-headed care in evoking feedback as he does in his more "normal" guitar pieces. There is always the sense of control and subtle adjustment attending to near indistinguishable sound values; Bailey often seems as though he's seeking to straddle a fine line between two competing sonorities, resulting in a fascinating flicker back and forth across the complex dividing line.
But Derek Bailey is really not an easy guy to warm up to at first, and I’m not sure those solo albums are places to start. So let me offer a few other points of entry. So, you start on F, first fret of the high E string; go to F on the second fret of the low E string; then to C on the A string; then C on the B string; then A on the high E string; then repeat the same pattern up and down the neck. That will, as they say, sort the sheep from the goats. There are many examples of Bailey’s effectiveness as a musician, and Michael has cited in his answer many that I don’t know about and probably ought to. I would echo his admiration for The Sign of 4, which I think is a fine album. If you mean "Derek Bailey, I haven't heard that album. I always thought he was someone you could borrow a thing or two from.
String Theory Album Cover Art. Derek Bailey. 1. (F/B) (E) Electric. 2. (F/B) (I) Electric.
Solo Guitar (Derek Bailey album). Solo Guitar (later referred to as Volume 1) is a solo album by guitarist Derek Bailey which was recorded in London on July 13, 1970 and became the second release on the Incus label.
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Derek Bailey (guitarist). Bailey pictured at the Vortex Club, Stoke Newington, 1991. Derek Bailey performing at the ICA Company Week, 1978.