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Derek Bailey Quotes

Free improvisation, in addition to being a highly skilled musical craft, is open to use by almost anyone-beginners, children, and non-musicians. The skill and intellect required is whatever is available. Its accessibility to the performer is, in fact, something which appears to offend both its supporters and detractors ... And as regards method, the improvisor employs the oldest in music-making ... Mankinds first musical performance couldnt have been anything other than a free improvisation.
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For me, Company is still the best way for me to work.

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I think the blues is fine for blues players, but free blues has never made much sense to me.

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Nowadays, I really like playing in studios.

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Even if it is difficult playing with other people - sometimes it's great, sometimes it isn't, but that is kind of the point of it. It loses its point playing solo.

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I wouldn't want to be ideological about it but I think of it as being the best way to approach this kind of playing. I don't think it works in other music, other kinds of playing.

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Diversity is its most consistent characteristic ... The characteristics of freely improvised music are established only by the sonic-musical identity of the person or persons playing it.

— Derek Bailey

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