Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation

Product Number: EB00177066
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781781682401
Publisher: Verso
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This brilliant 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 recordsession 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.

Author(s): Ben Watson
Original Publish Date: Jul 02, 2013

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