Derek Bailey’s “On the Edge” to be Screened in Philadelphia – Avant Music News


WED JAN 18 + 25
IN PERSON screening at University Lutheran
Bowerbird and Nightletter are pleased to present the four-part documentary series On The Edge: Improvisation in Music written and produced by Derek Bailey.

Parts I and II: Wednesday January 18
Parts III and IV: Wednesday January 25

On The Edge: Improvisation in Music, Bailey’s four-part documentary adaptation of his earlier book features deep and detailed explorations of music as diverse as blues and jazz, Sufi Qawwali, Indian classical music, liturgical music, flamenco, turntablism, and the Grateful Dead. Tied together with Bailey’s voice-over the documentary also includes prime footage and interviews with John Zorn, Max Roach, Butch Morris, Jerry Garcia, Buddy Guy, George E. Lewis, as well as Bailey himself.

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