Bailey, Derek/Cyro Baptista - Derek
"Snaking through unknown musical landscapes, discovering paths and creating new dialects along the way, these two masters have a connection unparalleled in the new avant-garde world, and they celebrated it for the last time at legendary New York performance space Tonic. Twenty-one years ago, Derek Bailey asked Cyro Baptista to record an improvised duet session and soon after released Cyro–one of Bailey’s first titles on his own independent Incus label.Three years ago, Bailey and Baptista had a reunion concert at NYC club Tonic to celebrate their creative musical partnership, and Bailey gave Baptista his blessing to release this special edition CD on Amulet several months before his untimely death last year. Derek Bailey is one of the icons of the avant-garde musical community.A fiercely independent artist, he has influenced many musicians throughout a career that spans over five decades. He has released hundreds of recordings, many on his own Incus label as well as on John Zorn’s Tzadik. He has collaborated with Fred Frith, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Cecil Taylor, Lee Konitz, Pat Metheny, Suzie Ibarra, Bill Laswell, Tony Williams, Han Bennik, and The Ruins. Cyro Baptista has recorded with a wide range of artists including John Zorn,Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Paul Simon, Cassandra Wilson, and Trey Anastasio."