Derek Bailey Quotes

For me, Company is still the best way for me to work.

Company Quotes, Work Quotes

Personally, I've found one of the more stimulating ways of playing in recent times has been to kind of move outside the free improvised area and work with people who are probably improvisers but they have a particular way of working.

Time Quotes, Work Quotes

In fact it's quite gratifying for me to see some of the people who really objected to this method of working now being quite so profligate in their use of it.

Work Quotes


Even if it is difficult playing with other people - sometimes it's great, sometimes it isn't, but that is kind of the point of it. It loses its point playing solo.

Great Quotes

I have always been attracted to the cottage industry side of this business.

Business Quotes

4 Top Derek Bailey quotes about Music

I wouldn't want to be ideological about it but I think of it as being the best way to approach this kind of playing. I don't think it works in other music, other kinds of playing.

Work Quotes, Logic Quotes, Music Quotes

Personally, I've found that the kind of thing that I like is going into somebody else's area and not playing their music but doing whatever I do in their area.

Music Quotes

Younger players in this music often turn out to be middle aged; it is not a young music.

Music Quotes

Playing music is not really susceptible to theory much. Circumstances affect it so much.

Circumstances Quotes, Music Quotes