Incus CD10 Solo guitar volume 1; incorporating Incus LP 2 and Incus LP 2R


Derek Bailey

Derek Bailey, solo guitar.

  1. Improvisation 4 (02.02)
  2. Improvisation 5 (07.43)
  3. Improvisation 6 (05.29)
  4. Improvisation 7 (03.10)
  5. Where is the police? [Misha Mengelberg] (08.25)
  6. Christiani Eddy [Willem Breuker] (05.50)
  7. The squirrel and the ricketty-racketty bridge [Gavin Bryars] (06.31) Improvisation 3 (02.41)
  8. Improvisation 8 (04.19)
  9. Improvisation 9 (01.52)
  10. Improvisation 10 (03.04)
  11. Improvisation 11 (02.16)
  12. Improvisation 12 (03.46)
'Derek Bailey plays electric guitar plus VCS3 synthesiser on Where is the police?; on Christiani Eddy he plays electric guitar unamplified and on The squirrel and the ricketty-racketty bridge he plays two acoustic guitars at the same time (not double-tracked). The improvisations are on electric guitar.' Recorded February 1971; equipment and recording Hugh Davies and Bob Woolford.

Improvisations 4, 5, 6, and 7 and the three compositions were previously released on Incus LP 2 in 1971. In 1978 the record was re-released as Incus 2R with the improvisations replaced by Improvisations 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Incus CD10 brings all the material from the two LPs together.

Improvisation 5 was released on the Compilation CD Not necessarily English music on EFM CD 036 in 2002. Front cover photograph (reproduced above) by Christine Jeffrey.


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