Derek Bailey and the Story of Free ImprovisationDerek Bailey, Ben Watson
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.
|status||Copy #1 (733): in
|genre||Music » Musician Biography|
|popularity||checked out 0 time(s)|
Activism and Human Rights Adventure Anarchism Art Biography Children's Cultural Studies Drugs Fantasy Field Guide Food Games Hard Science Health History Horror Humor and Satire Language Literature and Fiction Magazine Magic Music Performance Arts Philosophy Sci-Fi Sex & Gender Social Science Spirituality Superhero Utopian Studies