Recorded 2005, Barcelona, Spain.
It’s a bit difficult to understand how, after more than four decades of playing guitar, Derek Bailey developed a debilitating case of carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s not like holding a pick was something new to him, but the condition (fortunately confined to his right hand) made it such that he was no longer able to hold a “plectrum.” This fact comes out in “Explanation & Thanks,” the introductory piece to the album entitled Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, an audio letter dictated/played by Derek to someone named “Carol.” [source]
Derek Bailey: Audio Production, Engineer, Guitar, Producer /
Kazunori Sugiyama: Assosiate Producer / John Zorn: Executive Producer
From the album The Berlin Concerts, recorded in Berlin in 1961.
Eric Dolphy (as), Benny Bailey (tp), Pepsi Auer (pf),
George Joyner (b), Buster Smith (ds)
[Dedicated Ronnie Rocket with a Happy Birthday]
From the album Songs Without Words by Fred Hersch. “So In Love” is composed by Cole Porter.
Fred Hersch – Piano
[Dedicated my german friends MB & DV]
Walkin Appears on “The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965” (Columbia Legacy 1995). It is originally written by R. Carpenter.
Played live at the Plugged Nickel, First Set December 23, 1965 by:
Miles Davis – Trumpet / Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone / Herbie Hancock – Piano / Ron Carter – Bass / Tony Williams – Drums.
Research for a Wayne Shorter biography revealed that drummer Tony Williams, during the plane ride to Chicago, challenged the rest of the band to play anti-jazz, in essence sabotaging the gig by playing whatever one wished rather than the standard versions. The band kept to the challenge, and the tunes were then radically altered for the Plugged Nickel performances. [source]
At this time Mingus was working regularly with a piano-less quartet featuring Eric Dolphy, Ted Curson and Dannie Richmond, as heard on the Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus album also recorded in November 1960. The Mingus album features one track, “Stormy Weather”, recorded by the same quartet, plus two tracks recorded by a larger group featuring piano and additional horns. [source]
Charles Mingus – Bass
Eric Dolphy – Alto sax
Ted Curson – Trumpet
Dannie Richmond – Drums
Originaly released on the album The World of Cecil Taylor .
Cecil Taylor – Piano / Archie Sheep – Sax / Buell Neidlinger – Bass / Denis Charles – Drums