Here's a group email I received from Portland improviser JP Jenkins, a guitar player carving his own niche in a wall of dried rosepetals.
Derek Bailey died of motor neuron disease (Lou Gehrig's disease) in
London on the morning of the 25th
I can only say that he is one of my heroes and if you don't know his
music you should try listening to it.
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and
the intelligent are full of doubt."
-- Bertrand Russell
You can read an interview with Derek Bailey here, he touches on many things, including touring Japan: