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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. But for freely improvised music that approach seems to suit it. And now everybody does it anyway. Everybody did it initially because there isn't any other way of getting into this music other than playing with people you don't know, playing with anybody. So it was always a basic thing about this music. But for some years it got “regular-groupitis”.
Derek Bailey

“I think playing solo is a second rate activity, really. For me, playing is about playing with other people.”
Derek Bailey

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