Derek Bailey - 'To Play: The Blemish Sessions'


We're excited to announce the release of derek bailey's last solo studio recording. This session took place at david's instigation as part of what was to become the 'Blemish' recordings sessions. Derek recorded about an hours worth of material that day in Feb 03 at the Moat studio, London. David believed this session to be of an extremely high standard and hoped to eventually make it publicly available. With Derek's passing on Christmas day of last year the recordings have taken on an added poignancy but it's the quality of the work, regardless of context, which is truly outstanding. Mixed by david in 2006 the album, entitled 'to play: the blemish sessions', is an extraordinarily intimate, conversational, recording of Derek at the peak of his powers.

The release date is set for September 11th. We will have the digital download available one week prior to that date on September 4th.

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