Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice in Music
By: Derek Bailey (author)Paperback
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Derek Bailey's Improvisation, originally published in 1980, and here updated and extended with new interviews and photographs, is the first book to deal with the nature of improvisation in all its forms--Indian music, flamenco, baroque, organ music, rock, jazz, contemporary, and "free" music. By drawing on conversations with some of today's seminal improvisers--including John Zorn, Jerry Garcia, Steve Howe, Steve Lacy, Lionel Salter, Earle Brown, Paco Pena, Max Roach, Evan Parker, and Ronnie Scott--Bailey offers a clear-eyed view of the breathtaking spectrum of possibilities inherent in improvisational practice, while underpinning its importance as the basis for all music-making.
Guitarist Derek Bailey has performed solo concerts throughout the world, played with most of the musicians associated with free improvisation, and recorded over ninety albums. He lives in London, where he divides his time between solo performances; organizing and playing in Company, an international ensemble of improvising musicians; running his own label, Incus Records; writing; and ad hoc musical activities.
Part One * Indian music (1) * Indian music (2) * Flamenco Part Two * Baroque (1) * Baroque (2) * Organ (1) * Organ (2) Part Three * Rock * Audience * Jazz (1) * Jazz (2) * Jazz (2) Part Four * The Composer * The Composer and the Non-Improviser * The ComposerIn Practice (1) * The ComposerIn Practice (2) * The ComposerIn Question Part Five * Free * Joseph Holbrooke * The Music Improvisation Company * The MICThe Instrument * The MICRecording * Solo Part Six * Objections * Classroom Improvisation Part Seven * The Long Distance Improviser * Company * Limits and Freedom
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