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Derek And The Ruins: Saisoro (Tzadik)


 

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Derek Bailey-guitar

Yoshida Tatsuya-drums, voice

Masuda Ryuichi-bass


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UPC: 702397720522

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: CD-TZA-7205
Squidco Product Code: 983

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1995
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray

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Saisoro is a rare meeting of the British guitarist Derek Bailey, one of the world's foremost improvisers, and the amazing Japanese rock band Ruins, who have never before improvised on album. Bailey and Ruins drag each other kicking and screaming into never-before-explored musical territory.
One of the most important musical innovators of the '60s. Derek Bailey's original improvisational style and unorthodox guitar technique has had a profound influence on new music, particularly guitarists such as Fred Frith and Henry Kaiser. He has recorded over one hundred albums and was a member of the Music Improvisations Company and the Spontaneous Music Ensemble. As leader/organizer of Company, a revolving door improvisational group, he has played with hundreds of improvisers ranging from Anthony Braxton to Lee Konitz, from Cecil Taylor to Buckethead. Bailey has recorded for his own Incus (UK) label as well as Shanachie, FMP, ECM, RCA, CBS, Island, Deutsche Grammophone, Celluloid and many others.
Along with the Boredoms, Naked City and very few others, Ruins are masters of quick-change, stop/start tempos, time-signatures and textures. Hardcore, psych, heavy metal, art rock, funk and lots more - if Ruins have heard it, they are likely to incorporate it into their music. Yoshida cites Magma, This Heat, Debussy and Webern as influences. Masuda's favorites are Fred Frith and James Brown. -Tzadik

Artist Biographies

"Derek Bailey (29 January 1930 - 25 December 2005) was an English avant-garde guitarist and leading figure in the free improvisation movement.

Bailey was born in Sheffield, England. A third-generation musician, he began playing the guitar at the age of ten, initially studying music with his teacher and Sheffield City organist C. H. C. Biltcliffe, an experience that he did not enjoy, and guitar with his uncle George Wing and John Duarte. As an adult he worked as a guitarist and session musician in clubs, radio, dance hall bands, and so on, playing with many performers including Morecambe and Wise, Gracie Fields, Bob Monkhouse and Kathy Kirby, and on television programs such as Opportunity Knocks. Bailey's earliest foray into 'what could be called free improvised music' was in 1953 with two other guitarists in their shared flat in Glasgow. He was also part of a Sheffield-based trio founded in 1963 with Tony Oxley and Gavin Bryars called "Joseph Holbrooke" (named after the composer, whose work they never actually played). Although originally performing relatively "conventional" modal, harmonic jazz this group became increasingly free in direction.

Bailey moved to London in 1966, frequenting the Little Theatre Club run by drummer John Stevens. Here he met many other like-minded musicians, such as saxophonist Evan Parker, trumpet player Kenny Wheeler and double bass player Dave Holland. These players often collaborated under the umbrella name of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, recording the seminal album Karyobin for Island Records in 1968. In this year Bailey also formed the Music Improvisation Company with Parker, percussionist Jamie Muir and Hugh Davies on homemade electronics, a project that continued until 1971. He was also a member of the Jazz Composer's Orchestra and Iskra 1903, a trio with double-bass player Barry Guy and tromboneist Paul Rutherford that was named after a newspaper published by the Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.

In 1970, Bailey founded the record label Incus with Tony Oxley, Evan Parker and Michael Walters. It proved influential as the first musician-owned independent label in the UK. Oxley and Walters left early on; Parker and Bailey continued as co-directors until the mid-1980s, when friction between the men led to Parker's departure. Bailey continued the label with his partner Karen Brookman until his death in 2005[citation needed].

Along with a number of other musicians, Bailey was a co-founder of Musics magazine in 1975. This was described as "an impromental experivisation arts magazine" and circulated through a network of like-minded record shops, arguably becoming one of the most significant jazz publications of the second half of the 1970s, and instrumental in the foundation of the London Musicians Collective.

1976 saw Bailey instigate Company, an ever-changing collection of like-minded improvisors, which at various times has included Anthony Braxton, Tristan Honsinger, Misha Mengelberg, Lol Coxhill, Fred Frith, Steve Beresford, Steve Lacy, Johnny Dyani, Leo Smith, Han Bennink, Eugene Chadbourne, Henry Kaiser, John Zorn, Buckethead and many others. Company Week, an annual week-long free improvisational festival organised by Bailey, ran until 1994.

In 1980, he wrote the book Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice. This was adapted by UK's Channel 4 into a four-part TV series in the early '90s, edited and narrated by Bailey.

Bailey died in London on Christmas Day, 2005. He had been suffering from motor neurone disease."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Bailey_(guitarist))
7/10/2024

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Derek Bailey-guitar

Yoshida Tatsuya-drums, voice

Masuda Ryuichi-bass

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