Thursday, 22 May 2014

Derek Bailey ‎– "Improvisation" (Cramps Records ‎– CRSLP 6202) 1975

"Twang, plink,weeeeeooooooooo,scratch, p-tang,p-ting,bing bonggggggg,tik tik-a-tak-tak ting toooong,ddang,dddong, wooooooooooo,zing."

So goes a Derek Bailey improvisation, onomatopoeically.
Ever one for choosing  obscure album titles,like, "Solo Guitar,which features a.....er..... solo guitarist (DB); here we have a record called "Improvisation", featuring DB.....er..... improvising!?
These are better recorded(in Italy), more confident,and more interesting improvisations than those on his début solo LP. Showcasing a de-constructed and harmonically splintered guitar craft that was never heard 'Before Derek'.....B.D.
All together now......

"Twang, plink,weeeeeooooooooo,scratch, p-tang,p-ting,bing bonggggggg,tik tik-a-tak-tak ting toooong,ddang,dddong, wooooooooooo,zing."

Tracklist:

A1 M1 1:30
A2 M2 2:32
A3 M3 4:13
A4 M4 3:40
A5 M5 2:40
A6 M6 2:05
A7 M7 1:40
A8 M8 2:18
B1 M9 4:42
B2 M10 2:46
B3 M11 2:08
B4 M12 4:04
B5 M13 4:12
B6 M14 3:55

 DOWNLOAD improved improvised bailey HERE!

6 comments:

rev.b said...

I have heard this one. A real toe tapper.

António Mora said...

Hearing this album and John Zorn's "Songs from the Hermetic Theatre" during the same week when I was 15 changed my stupid life.

Thanks for posting.

Jonny Zchivago said...

How many toes have you got Rev B? Toe Tapper, I like it.

Jonny Zchivago said...

It funny how stupid, yet open to enlightenment we are around the around the age of 15 innit?

rev.b said...

@ Johnny; I loose count!

Deocliciano Okssipin Vieira, aka Ochyming said...

Thank you.
I once have this one.