LOT 74 by DEREK BAILEY

SKU102740
ArtistDEREK BAILEY
TitleLOT 74
LabelHONEST JONS RECORDS
Catalog #HJRLP 203
Genre
ReleaseW 13 - 2018
FormatVinyl - UKLP
€ 17,50incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Lot 74
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/102740_lot_74/1_lot_74.mp3
  2. Together
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/102740_lot_74/2_together.mp3
  3. Pain In The Chest?
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/102740_lot_74/3_pain_in_the_chest.mp3
  4. Planks
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/102740_lot_74/4_planks.mp3
  5. In Joke (take 2)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/102740_lot_74/5_in_joke_take_2.mp3
  6. Improvisation 104(B)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/102740_lot_74/6_improvisation_104b.mp3

Description

This iconic LP was originally released by Incus in 1974. Recorded at a private house in West London, the side-long title track is a masterwork: a twenty-two-minute, starkly personal, freely expressive, itchily searching re-casting of orders of rhythm and sound into a new, quicksilver kind of affective and musical polyphony.Never mind the guitarist’s championing of ‘non-idiomatic improvisation’, the poet Peter Riley gets the ball rolling in his identification of the various hauntings of Bailey’s playing at this time: ‘mandolins & balalaikas strumming in the distance, George Forby’s banjo, Leadbelly’s steel 12-string, koto, lute, classical guitar… and others quite outside the field of the plucked string.’ The five pieces on side two were recorded back home in Hackney around the same time — with the exception of Improvisation 104(b), from the year before (and issued by Incus in its TAPS series of mini reel-to-reel tapes) — opening with ventriloquised guitar feedback, and taking in some cod banter about colleagues like Mervyn Parker, Siegfried Brotzmann and Harry Bentink.

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