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Tag: Derek Bailey
South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo fans the spark of resistance into the flame of liberated jazz
Louis Moholo-Moholo, the last survivor of legendary South African group the Blue Notes, introduces his current band to Chicago.
John Corbett guides you into the netherworld of free improvisation
Chicago gallerist and scholar John Corbett demystifies improvisation in a concise new book that he’ll read from on Saturday.
David Grubbs on the meaning of records
David Grubbs on why the experimental music of the 1960s was so rarely recorded at the time—and what changes when we listen to it today.
Duet for Guitar and Feet
Derek Bailey Music and Dance (Revenant) Guitar, Drums ‘n’ Bass (Avant) The first music must have been improvised, and the practice of improvisation has been integral to music ever since. Traces of it can even be found in the Western classical tradition, which is mainly an elaborate monument to the notion that the purest music […]