Personalities | Derek Bailey | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

(Guitar, 1932–2005)

The British guitarist was uncompromisingly, spontaneously cerebral, exploring atonal, anti-melodic, arhythmic yet associative ‘sound’, abjuring musical conventions. Yet his solos and collaborations with master improvisers of jazz and beyond were compelling. The author of Improvisation: Its Nature And Practice In Music (1993), Bailey considers traditions from Africa and India as well as the West. In the early 1990s he produced the television series On The Edge for Britain’s Channel 4.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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