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Thread #114984   Message #2460137
Posted By: Will Fly
08-Oct-08 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: BBC TV Guitar Series
Subject: RE: BBC TV Guitar Series
I've dipped into Derek Bailey's music, on and off, for many years and - try as I may - I can't say it moves me with any spirituality and passion. Perhaps he unconsciously - and ironically, considering he was trying so hard to break the conventional mould - moved himself into a musical dead end. I don't say that he isn't spiritualised and passionate when he's making his "non-idiomatic" (his phrase) music, just that it doesn't do it for me. If I want spirituality and passion, then just a few simple notes from Richard Thompson will do that for me.