An International Treasure
Derek Bailey has been discribed as "much maligned" in another eMusic review. If this is in fact the case, I'd like to barf. This can not be true. Derek Bailey has dedicated a lifetime to pushing the limits and expanding the freedom of his instrument and his art. As a guitarist myself, the inspiration I get from him can not be measured. He is an international guitar/free jazz hero. I will say this however, one MUST see him live to fully appreciate the full intensity of his accomplishment and the beauty of his unique guitar attack.