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Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation
     

Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation

by Ben Watson
 

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Lifts the lid on an artistic ferment which has defied every known law of the music business.

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Lifts the lid on an artistic ferment which has defied every known law of the music business.

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Iain Sinclair
“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 ... I feel profoundly unqualified to promote a text about which I have no specialist knowledge, and for which I have no innate sympathy — being left with unfocused support for the ongoing ever-fecund Watson project. His attack, his singularity. His indecent decency.”
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“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 ... I feel profoundly unqualified to promote a text about which I have no specialist knowledge, and for which I have no innate sympathy—being left with unfocused support for the ongoing ever-fecund Watson project. His attack, his singularity. His indecent decency.”—Iain Sinclair

 ‘The most renowned member of the British free-form jazz movement.’ Independent

‘A towering giant of the guitar. Singular, unique.’ David Sylvian

‘One of the most original and idiosyncratic musicians I have ever known.’
Gavin Bryars

 ‘The ideal biographer of Derek Bailey.’ John Fordham, Guardian
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844670031
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
07/17/2004
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.80(d)

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Iain Sinclair
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 ... I feel profoundly unqualified to promote a text about which I have no specialist knowledge, and for which I have no innate sympathy — being left with unfocused support for the ongoing ever-fecund Watson project. His attack, his singularity. His indecent decency.

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