Live solo concert
recorded February 2004
Previously issued on Incus 2004 “From the Store” CD-R solo guitar series. The complete solo concert is now available on DVD.
The Rooftop Concert
recorded July 2004
Filmed on a hot summer afternoon on a rooftop of a private apartment somewhere in the narrow streets of the Ribera district.
All 3 concerts
of 2004 and 2005
DVD01 Derek Bailey, solo guitar
DVD02 Derek Bailey, solo electric guitar
CD58 Derek Bailey, electric guitar
Agusti Fernandez, piano
The British free improvising guitarist Derek Bailey relocated to Barcelona in 2003. During his time in this vibrant city there were numerous musical meetings. These three recordings are released on Incus Records under the umbrella of "The Barcelona Chronicles". These recordings document Derek's new approach to his instrument whilst dealing with the complex and progressive limitations caused by Motor Neurone Disease.
Playing for Friends on 5th Street catches free-improv guitar legend Derek Bailey in an intimate concert for about 40 friends and fans on December 29, 2001. The friends - fixtures on the downtown scene - include guitarist Alan Licht, poets Steve Dalachinsky and Yuko Otomo, DMG proprietors Bruce Lee Gallanter and Manny Maris, and Stephanie and the late Irving Stone, to whom Bailey dedicated the video release. It was a casual evening and a casual performance as well. Bailey seems to be working through ideas, finding little nuances and sitting on them, working through suggestions before strolling along other paths. The single-camera footage, focused tightly on the guitarist, is presented with few edits and nicely augmented with various post-production effects: full screen and letterbox, color and warm sepia halftones and stop motion lend to the more-than-front-row intimacy of the video. Bailey is at his best during the 51-minute set, which includes his telling a story about working in a guitar shop in the 1960s (accompanying himself as he does in his much sought-after "chats") and a few moments of traditional playing on the vintage Epiphone hollow-body he bought on Staten Island.
Live performance at Dance Hakushu Forest Stage,
August 18, 2006 Hakushu Town, Yamanashi, Japan.
Running time : 45' 55”
Produced and presented by Dance Resources on Earth & Dance Hakushu 2006 Committee