|Add Date:||2008-06-01|| ||Pull Date:||2008-08-03|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||20 Jul||6 Jul||29 Jun||15 Jun||8 Jun|
DEREK BAILEY: Ballads |
SOLO GUITAR – Truly unique set from a giant of free/experimental music, as he applies his creative chops to jazz standards and Tin Pan Alley ballads, twisting their lovely melodies into new, enigmatic shapes and using them as the basis for some startling improvisations.
Bright, ringing chords are juxtaposed with harplike picking, melting dissonances and forceful interjections. Melodic lines are subsumed by slashing experimentation. It's a remarkable, virtuosic display.
These tracks can be played individually or as a continuous set. Not much point in reviewing each one; all carry a similar vibe.
Fo's Picks: ALL TRACKS EXCELLENT.
[Fo] – 6/1/08