25 dicembre 2015

Ci lasciava con un ultimo saluto dieci anni fa, nelle prime ore del 25 dicembre: Derek Bailey. Un grande.

"In his 75 years, he made a name for himself as the most fastidious and intransigent member of the musical avant-garde. He questioned every cliche of the music industry. His dry, determinate guitar notes - the opposite of the blur and twang associated with rock - have become highly prized, even by the likes of rock band Sonic Youth. His insistence that improvisation is the wellspring of musical creativity was a polemic against the classical score and chart pop. For Bailey, music wasn’t about buying records or downloading files, it was about active playing. He rewrote the rules of music from the point of view of the working musician." (Ben Watson)