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Derek Bailey Tribute Reviewed

Source: Jazzwise.

Derek Bailey (1930 – 2005) was among the purest adherents of non-idiomatic free improvisation during his lifetime, whether it be collaborations with Anthony Braxton, The Ruins or whatever was on the radio, seminal book Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice or his famed Company nights of the ’70s-90s, bringing together international casts for intense spontaneous creation. Alto saxophonist John Zorn, himself a participant in the Company events, celebrated that legacy with three nights at Brooklyn’s Roulette (19-21 January).