Derek Bailey improvises on guitar while reading poems by Ben Watson. Both pieces were recorded in 1993 and are taken from Ben Watson's book Out To Lunch.
British guitarist, improviser, composer and theorist, Derek Bailey (1930-2015) is one of the pioneers of free improvisation.
His collaborations with the great figures of the European, Japanese and American free jazz and experimental scenes are innumerable: Han Bennink
, Peter Brötzmann
, Noël Akchoté
, Joëlle Léandre
, Pat Thomas
, John Butcher
, Keiji Haino
, Otomo Yoshihide
, Abe Kaoru, Toshinori Kondo, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Steve Lacy
, Evan Parker
, Cyro Baptista, John Zorn
, Tony Oxley, Thurston Moore, etc.
Ben Watson is known as a music journalist, among others for The Wire
and is also the author of a book on Derek Bailey
and a great specialist of Frank Zappa.