Sheffield native Derek Bailey, who continually pushed the limits of the acoustic and electric guitar through a recorded career spanning some 40+ years, has passed away at the age of 75.

A co-director of the Incus label, author of the book ‘Improvisation : It’s Nature And Practice’, and a collaborator with Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, Lol Coxhill, Steve Beresford, Thurston Moore, Steve Lacy and the Ruins amongst many others, Bailey has left behind a gargantuan body of work that will continue to amaze and inspire for generations to come.