|Genres Free improvisation|
Years active 1968–present
Active from 1968
Record label Incus Records
|Occupation(s) Musical collective|
Labels Incus Records
Genre Free improvisation
Members Derek Bailey, Han Bennink
|Albums Company 4, Company 2, Company 3, Company 1, Trios, Fables, Fictions|
Similar Tony Oxley, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Joseph Holbrooke, Tristan Honsinger, Hugh Davies
Company was an ever changing collection of free improvising musicians. The concept was devised by guitarist Derek Bailey in order to create challenging and artistically stimulating combinations of players who might not otherwise have had an opportunity to work together.
At various times Company has included Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, Tristan Honsinger, Misha Mengelberg, Lol Coxhill, Fred Frith, Steve Beresford, Steve Lacy, Jamie Muir, Johnny Dyani, Leo Smith, Han Bennink, Eugene Chadbourne, Henry Kaiser, John Zorn, Buckethead, Georgie Born and many others. Company Weeks, annual week-long free improvisational festivals organised by Bailey, ran from 1977 until 1994.
Trio - Minus OneTrios · 1986
AkhrajatCompany 2 · 1977
The 1st Hackney Scroll Consisting Of: And Speak Up - LadFictions · 1977