CD Standards [Derek Bailey] [CD] [1 disc] (CD 1130648),
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Standards [Derek Bailey] [CD] [1 disc]

  • 1. Nothing New, for guitar
    2. Frankly My Dear I Don't Give a Damn, for guitar
    3. When Your Liver Has Gone, for guitar
    4. Please Send Me Sweet Chariot, for guitar
    5. Don't Talk About Me, for guitar
    6. Pentup Serenade, for guitar
    7. Head, for guitar
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 7620

  • Credits
    ProducerJohn Zorn; John Zorn

    Personnel: Derek Bailey (guitar).
    Liner Note Author: John Zorn .
    Recording information: Avatar.
    Author: John Zorn .
    It's hard to imagine a musician as radical, unconventional, and "un-standard" as Derek Bailey willfully recording an album of standards, but that is exactly what the sonic maverick has done on this album, released posthumously in 2007. Even more surprisingly, Bailey's approach to classics like "Laura," "Stella by Starlight," and "Body and Soul" is often quite melodic, coaxing the melodies from his solo guitar amid an ornamentation of harmonics, thumped bass strings, and fractured timing. Still, the outing is far from traditional: Bailey deconstructs these tunes as only someone with a deep commitment to free, improvisatory principle would have the skill--or the courage--to do.

  • Critic Reviews
    The Wire (p.50) - "STANDARDS is the absolute essence of Bailey at play....Play it quiet and you hear how structurally sound it is....Turn up the volume and it is unsettling just how thorny and raging his playing is, in terms of tone and attack."
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