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ISBN-10: 1781681058
ISBN-13: 9781781681053
Publisher: Verso
Publish Date: 07/02/2013
Dimensions: 8.25" L, 5.59" W, 1.06" H

Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation (Revised)

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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.

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The ideal biographer of Derek Bailey.–John Fordham, Guardian

I am an enthusiast for the Watson method and I'm prepared to follow him, even to places where I wouldn't under other circumstances go ... His attack, his singularity. His indecent decency.–Iain Sinclair

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ISBN-10: 1781681058
ISBN-13: 9781781681053
Publisher: Verso
Publish Date: 07/02/2013
Dimensions: 8.25" L, 5.59" W, 1.06" H
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