Long Out of Print Free-Jazz Compilation For Example Released and Reviewed

Derek Bailey playing the guitar

Source: Burning Ambulance.

For Example was originally released in December 1978. The first disc was devoted to solo performances, the second to small groups (nothing larger than a quintet), and the third to large ensembles. All the material is otherwise unavailable, and the vast majority of it is blazingly awesome.

The first album contains eight tracks, performed by (in order) Steve Lacy on soprano saxophone, Paul Rutherford on trombone, Hans Reichel on guitar, Tristan Honsinger on cello, Fred Van Hove on piano, Derek Bailey on guitar, Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone, and Johnny Dyani on upright bass.