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Derek Bailey

Bailey was born in Sheffield, England. A third generation musician, he began playing the guitar at the age of ten, going on to study with John Duarte among others. As an adult he found work as a guitarist and session musician in clubs, radio, dance hall bands, and so on, playing with many performers including Gracie Fields, Bob Monkhouse and Kathy Kirby, and on television programs such as 'Opportunity Knocks'. Bailey was also part of a Sheffield based trio founded in 1963 with Tony Oxley and Gavin Bryars called 'Joseph Holbrooke' (named after the composer, whose work they never actually played)

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Label: ICTUS
Released: 2021

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Deerhoof: Love-Lore

Read "Love-Lore" reviewed by Troy Dostert

"Where, in short, are the flying cars?" So asked David Graeber in 2012, in a widely-circulated essay entitled “Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit." Graeber, an anthropologist of a decidedly unconventional bent, dedicated much of his academic career to challenging preconceived wisdom concerning the allegedly unlimited potential of capitalist economics and its attendant ...

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Tashi Dorji: Stateless

Read "Stateless" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

It was an ambitious move from Bhutan to Asheville, North Carolina, that helped shape Tashi Dorji's musical direction. The guitarist had previously been steeped in classic rock and hair metal, but as a foreign exchange student he soon absorbed punk and free jazz. Two saxophonists in particular, John Zorn and Albert Ayler, inspired Dorji to his ...

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Sonoria: Live in Pisa (Alessandro Giachero)

Read "Live in Pisa (Alessandro Giachero)" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Il progetto Sonora, registrato in questo CD dal vivo a Pisa lo scorso anno, rappresenta la focalizzazione del pianista Alessandro Giachero sull'aspetto sonoro della propria ricerca, sul rapporto tra metamorfosi del suono e interioritĂ . Per un significativo ritratto-intervista del musicista, si veda Alessandro Giachero: consapevolezza e ricerca di Neri Pollastri. Questo lavoro si sviluppa su due ...

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Drew Wesely/Kenneth Jimenez/Francisco Mela: Triangulate the Landscape

Read "Triangulate the Landscape" reviewed by Troy Dostert

An interesting trio comprised of a well-established veteran percussionist, Francisco Mela, and two relative newcomers, bassist Kenneth Jimenez and guitarist Drew Wesely, the musicians behind Triangulate the Landscape are engaged in that age-old challenge of free improvisation: how to create a substantial musical conversation that combines separate, independently-determined voices into a larger whole. While the three ...

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Gustav Broman - Albin Vesterberg: Ballader

Read "Ballader" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Bassist Gustav Broman and guitarist Albin Vesterberg are two young Swedish musicians who have been playing together for several years. This CD, a set of intriguing ballad variations, marks the first recorded evidence of their partnership. It shows them to be talented players who work very well together. The original compositions all use the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Peter Hansen - Peeter Uuskyla: JULY 1, 1979

Read "JULY 1, 1979" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The year was 1979. Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols died, so did jazz legend Charles Mingus. While punk rock was in a duel with disco, jazz as commercial music was dying the death of a thousand cuts. Miles Davis was in hiding, as jazz fusion (the disco equivalent in jazz) was forcing the retirement of ...

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Tim Stine Trio: Fresh Demons

Read "Fresh Demons" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

There was a time when making progression with jazz guitar meant plugging in. Charlie Christian did this and took jazz guitar playing to a new level. But these days, the most radical thing a jazz guitarist can do is to plug out and play acoustically. While an endless number of electric guitarists explore a rock-oriented approach ...

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London Jazz Composers Orchestra: That Time

Read "That Time" reviewed by John Sharpe

Issued to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra, That Time uncovers a fascinating window on the early years of the pioneering company which are only sparsely documented elsewhere. The first two tracks from Berlin and Donaueschingen date from 1972, some six months after the LJCO's debut album Ode (Intakt, ...


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