Jazz Review

Bailey’s own Llaer (SOFA 503) is live duo set with Ingar Zach recorded in Oslo in October 2000. The press blurb claims that «everything was right; the music, the venue, the audience and the atmosphere» and the relaxed enjoyment of the players is palpable. The first track opens with the gossamer textures of Bailey’s electric guitar over Zach’s rumbling skins - an unexpected and beautiful sound. Likewise in his solo feature, Bailey comes up with something that hints at a ballad. His playing is spacious, light and airy which in turn brings out Zach’s sensitive side. An engaging addition to the Bailey discography.