Saturday, May 21, 2016

DAVID HOLLAND / DEREK BAILEY – Improvisations For Cello And Guitar (LP-ECM-1971)




Label: ECM Records ‎– ECM 1013 ST
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: Germany / Released: 1971
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded live at the Little Theater Club, London, January 1971.
Cover Design by – Dave Holland
Layout – B & B Wojirsch
Liner Notes [Poem] – E. E. Cummings
Music published by ECM-Verlag
Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): ST-ECM 1013-A
Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): ST-ECM 1013-B

A  -  Improvised Piece III ........................................................... 20:04
B1 - Improvised Piece IV ............................................................. 8:16
B2 - Improvised Piece V ............................................................ 10:08

All compositions by Dave Holland and Derek Bailey

David Holland — cello
Derek Bailey — guitar

Improvisations for Cello and Guitar is an album by cellist David Holland and guitarist Derek Bailey recorded in 1971 and released on the ECM label.

''One’s not half two. Its two are halves of one… All lose, whole find.''
(by–E. E. Cummings)





If you’ve ever picked up a guitar and played those short strings between the end of the neck and the pegs and wondered if one could make viable music with that kind of sound, then look no further, for that is precisely the pinpoint aesthetic captured on this rare recording. These improvisations are miniscule and entomological, whispering with the nocturnal regularity of a cricket. Holland and Bailey shift from pops and plucks to more sustained tones at the drop of a hat, but always with an ear keenly tuned to the other player. The two take full advantage of extended techniques to create a wide palette of sounds. These are delicate pieces, but no less full of verve and character for their utter precision. Sometimes the music is incredibly expansive. Other times it seems to implode, by turns galactic and subterranean. Because both musicians are so skillful at what they do, one can truly appreciate the spontaneous dynamics of their playing, the ways in which they react and prompt each other into action. They are never afraid to take separate paths, for they always seem to rejoin, and in doing so they add seemingly endless variety as the energy flows and ebbs. It’s always fascinating to hear Dave Holland’s earlier work, and this meeting with Bailey is certainly an archival treat.

Todd S. Jenkins called the album "a dark resonant masterwork".



If you find it, buy this album!

7 comments:

  1. HOLLAND / BAILEY – Improvisations For Cello And Guitar (LP-1971)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Artwork

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  2. Thank you a lot my friend Vitko, for awesome album:)

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  3. thanks Vitko got this LP glad for the rip

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  4. Yes, just sold off my German pressing vinyl of this one a few days ago.

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  5. looking for the Derek Bailey & Han Beninnk live album on Incus if anyone has it - silly money on discogs and not repressed - wish all of Incus label was on bandcamp

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