Knitting Factory Works KFW 197 The sign of 4


Derek Bailey/Pat Metheny/Gregg Bendian/Paul Wertico

Derek Bailey, acoustic and electric guitars; Pat Metheny, guitars; Gregg Bendian, percussion; Paul Wertico, percussion.

A three CD set:

CD1: Statement of the case:

  1. A study in scarlet (62:51)

CD2: The science of deduction:

  1. Evidently (07:45)
  2. Untidy habits (06:21)
  3. The rule of three (02:37)
  4. Strange story (04:05)
  5. The aurora (03:38)
  6. Tracks (05:37)
  7. A break in the chain (08:35)
  8. One object (06:12)
  9. Euclid (06:31)
  10. Fortune (9:53)

CD3: The balance of probability:

  1. Poisoned arrows (14:59)
  2. Trichinopoly (07:18)
  3. Ransom (19:02)
  4. Antecedents (07:26)
  5. In quest of a solution (19:24)

CD1 and CD3 recorded live at The Knitting Factory, NYC on 13 and 14 December 1996; CD2 recorded at Sound on Sound Studios, NYC on 12 and 15 December 1996.

Design (front of slip case reproduced above) by Greenberg Kingsley.

For full breakdown of instrumentation, see Richard Shapiro's Derek Bailey Sessionography.


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