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Kaiser, Henry: The Lost Chord
Kaiser, Henry:
The Lost Chord

(Metalanguage -- USA )


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Focused around a poem by Adelaide Anne Procter titled "A Lost Chord", West Coast guitarist Henry Kaiser invokes the spirit of Procter's words through a stunningly beautiful album of both contemplative and technically excellent work, his first solo album performed on the lower tuned baritone guitar, in 10 tracks inspired by Frith, Xenakis, Evan Parker, Ligeti, &c.
Includes a free copy of Trouble with the Treble while quantities last!

Amendola, Scott / Henry Kaiser / Michael Manring: Haunted by Eternity [2 CDs] + Trouble with the Tre
Amendola, Scott / Henry Kaiser / Michael Manring:
Haunted by Eternity [2 CDs] + Trouble with the Treble (Agren / Colby / Kaiser)

(Fractal -- USA )


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The West Coast power trio of Scott Amendola on drums & live electronics, Henry Kaiser on guitar and Michael Manring on bass are heard in this double album of 15 assertive tracks that balance heavy electronics and effects with intense soloing amidst unusual "soundtracks for quite a number of films that do not exist in our homeworld version of the Earth's infinite timelines."

Kaiser, Henry: Mahalo Nui
Kaiser, Henry:
Mahalo Nui

(Metalanguage -- USA )


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Ten exceptional solo improvisations performed live without overdubbing on electric & acoustic guitars, using effects to expand the expressive capabilities of each guitar, as Henry Kaiser endeavors to sound like more than a single musician, inspired by improvisers like Evan Parker, Cecil Taylor or Derek Bailey, each improv providing a dedication or influence.

Sharp / Lopez / Kaiser / Amendola: Minus X - A Tribute to Iannis Xenakis
Sharp / Lopez / Kaiser / Amendola:
Minus X - A Tribute to Iannis Xenakis

(Erototox -- USA )


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A tribute to the music of composer Iannis Xenakis through 12 new works referencing and reconstructing the original works of Xenakis, the title of each piece an anagram that reflects the elements of its source, realized by Elliott Sharp on bass, guitars & synth, Brandon Lopez on bass guitars and mandocello, Henry Kaiser on guitars and Scott Amendola on drums & percussion.

Kaiser, Henry / Anthony Pirog: Figure / Ground
Kaiser, Henry / Anthony Pirog:
Figure / Ground

(Ramble Records -- Australia )


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A gorgeous album of duo work from West Coast guitarist Henry Kaiser and D.C. guitarist Anthony Pirog, creating "ground" structures of beautifully rich harmonics over which "figures" of virtuosic guitar playing emerge and submerge, the overlap creating almost hallucinatory effects as the listener is transfixed somewhere between exquisite foregrounds and backgrounds.

Kaiser, Henry / Rome Yamilov: The Lenoir Investigation
Kaiser, Henry / Rome Yamilov:
The Lenoir Investigation

(Little Village -- USA )


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The Little Village Foundation run by keyboardist Jim Pugh assembled this band through Indian blues harmonica player & singer Aki Kumar, who brought drummer June Core and guitarist Rome Yamilov, deciding to make the release a "crazy guitar album" by adding Henry Kaiser; along with vocalist Lisa Leuschnet they hit the mark in an exuberantly diverse set of blues performing the music of J.B. Lenoir.

Renzoku (Kondo / Kaiser / Goodman / Oswald): Jump
Renzoku (Kondo / Kaiser / Goodman / Oswald):
Jump

(Metalanguage -- USA )


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Revealing 40 years of collaborations between late trumpeter Toshinori Kondo and West Coast guitarist Henry Kaiser, in configurations of duos between Kondo & Kaiser--most notably a beautiful and extended 2016 improvisation--then earlier duos from 1978, a 1980 trio with pianist Greg Goodman, a 1979 trio with saxophonist John Oswald, ending with a wonderfully idiosyncratic 2020 duo.

Smith, Wadada Leo / Henry Kaiser / Alex Varty: Pacifica Koral Reef
Smith, Wadada Leo / Henry Kaiser / Alex Varty:
Pacifica Koral Reef

(577 Records -- USA )


Price: $16.00    




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Interpreting trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's Ankhrasmation graphic score--the term joining the Egyptian symbol for life, the Ethiopian word for leader and the universal term for mother--Smith and guitarists Alex Varty & Henry Kaiser use the rich combination of visual cues and musical notation to record this rapturous and unduplicable album of profound and engaging improvisation.

Kaiser, Henry / John Oswald / Paul Plimley: At One Time - Improvisations for Cecil Taylor
Kaiser, Henry / John Oswald / Paul Plimley:
At One Time - Improvisations for Cecil Taylor

(Metalanguage -- USA )


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In tribute to late free jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, the West Coast/Vancouver trio of guitarist Henry Kaiser, alto saxophonist John Oswald and vibraphonist Paul Plimley explore the intention of Taylor's singular style in six anagrammatically titled improvisations, with Chicago violinist Tracy Silverman joining for the massive "Oceans Felons Salad", and Scott Amendola joing for "fir loom".

Various Artists: State of the Union 2.001 [3 CD BOX SET]
Various Artists:
State of the Union 2.001 [3 CD BOX SET]

(Electronic Music Foundation -- USA )


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Originally released in 2001, Elliott Sharp's production of this 3-CD set collects 171 1-minute pieces from international artists over a vast field of musical approaches, with contributors including Christian Marclay, Eric Mingus, Fred Frith, Harry Smith, Henry Kaiser, Ikue Mori, Jack Womack, Jad Fair, Joey Baron, Marc Ribot, Merzbow, Phill Niblock, Zeena Parkins, &c. &c.

NAD: dangereuXorcisms
NAD:
dangereuXorcisms

(CKC -- Italy )


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A fun and lyrical jazz album that references a host of culture and style, performed in collaborations with the NAD core of keyboardist and "soundmaster" Nicola C. Salerno and guitarist Roberto Zorzi and artists including the ROVA Saxophone Quartet, presenting original compositions and eclectic covers from Ornette Coleman, Chocolat, and even Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive"!

Brice, Olie / Binker Golding / Henry Kaiser / N.O. Moore / Eddie Prevost: The Secret Handshake with
Brice, Olie / Binker Golding / Henry Kaiser / N.O. Moore / Eddie Prevost:
The Secret Handshake with Danger Vol. One

(577 Records -- Italy )


Price: $16.00    




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A merging of free jazz and free improvisation in the UK/US West Coast quintet of legendary AMM drummer Eddie Prévost, guitarist Henry Kaiser on "ismguitar", N.O. Moore on "guitarisism", Blinker Golding on saxophone and Olie Brice on double bass, in a rollicking album of electric jazz recorded in the studio in London for two exhilarating "Doors" of quick shifting improv.

Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander): Walk My Way, Volume Three
Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander):
Walk My Way, Volume Three

(Orbit577 -- USA )


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The third of a five volume compilation series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from Sergio Sorrentino, Christian Vasseur, CharbelHaber, Misha Marks, Henry Kaiser, Nick Ashwood, Emil Palme & Taus Bregnhøj-Olesen, Sharif Sehnaoui, Colin Robinson, Martin Huba

Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice: The Dukes of Bedford
Russell, John / Ray Russell / Henry Kaiser / Olle Brice:
The Dukes of Bedford

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


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Exploring the lineage of the Dukes of Bedford, the Russell lineage in Bedford, England, in groupings of acoustic & electric guitarists John Russell, Ray Russell, and Henry Kaiser along with double bassist Ollie Brice, from duos to quartets, eight Duke "Russells" from 1680 to 2003 are explored through intricate and joyfully creative and technically amazing string improvisations.

Flying Luttenbachers, The: Imminent Death
Flying Luttenbachers, The:
Imminent Death

(ugEXPLODE -- USA )


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The ever-shifting lineup of jazz/no-wave/avant/aberrant improvisers The Flying Luttenbachers, anchored by drummer Weasel Walters, brings multi-reedist Matt Nelson, two guitarists (Brandon Seabrook & Henry Kaiser), bassist Tim Dahl and Brad Laner on synth for an aggressively informed and excitingly unpredictable album of superb playing and possibly bad intention; recommended!

Chadbourne, Eugene / Henry Kaiser: Wind Crystals: Guitar Duets By Wadada Leo Smith
Chadbourne, Eugene / Henry Kaiser:
Wind Crystals: Guitar Duets By Wadada Leo Smith

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Long-time collaborators, guitarists Henry Kaiser and Eugene Chadbourne perform the compositions of trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, starting with their recording from 1977 of his "Wind Crystals", then improvising over 5 other Smith compositions, ending the album with an updated, 2017 version of "Wind Crystals"; an excellent refresh and retrospective from two incredible improvisers.

Ackley, Bruce / Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser / Aram Shelton: Unexpected Twins
Ackley, Bruce / Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser / Aram Shelton:
Unexpected Twins

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Born out of Eugene Chadbourne's Twins band concepts from the 70s, which included over time saxophonist Bruce Ackley, and guitarists Henry Kaiser, and Fred Frith; fast forward to 2018 as Ackley & Frith return to the concept with Henry Kaiser and saxophonist Aram Shelton to revisit the original approach through pieces by those artists plus Steve Lacy, Eugene Chadbourne, and John Zorn.

Turner, Roger / Henry Kaiser / Martin Kuchen / Damon Smith / Jeff Coffin / Ed Pettersen / Tania Chen
Turner, Roger / Henry Kaiser / Martin Kuchen / Damon Smith / Jeff Coffin / Ed Pettersen / Tania Chen / Jordan Muscatello:
Interstellar Transmissions

(Split Rock Records -- USA )


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Two fascinating experimental concepts executed by Roger Turner, Henry Kaiser, Martin Kuchen, Damon Smith, Jeff Coffin, Ed Pettersen, Tania Chen, & Jordan Muscatello; Disc 1, each musician improvised alone to NASA recordings from the Voyager spacecraft, the results mixed together over the Voyager track; Disc 2, three improvisers play together in response to Voyager tracks.

Kaiser, Henry / Ed Pettersen: We Call All Times Soon
Kaiser, Henry / Ed Pettersen:
We Call All Times Soon

(Split Rock Records -- USA )


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A series of acoustic guitar duos between Henry Kaiser playing on an 18-string harp guitar, and Ed Pettersen, playing an 8-string Weissenborn guitar, freely improvised and with a psychedelic/cosmic impulse as the two draw on elements of Americana and roots-based folk music in four extended recordings, the camaraderie and mutual intent evident in this fascinating album.

Various Artists: I Never Meta Guitar - Solo Guitars for the XXI Century
Various Artists:
I Never Meta Guitar - Solo Guitars for the XXI Century

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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An encompassing modern guitar compilation curated by Elliott Sharp with pieces from Henry Kaiser, Nels Cline, Scott Fields, Mary Halvorson, Janet Feder, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Mick Barr &c. &c.!

Bennet / Bryerton / Butcher / De Gruttola / Kaiser / Smith: Sextessense: A Tribute to John Stevens a
Bennet / Bryerton / Butcher / De Gruttola / Kaiser / Smith:
Sextessense: A Tribute to John Stevens and the SME

(Balance Point Acoustics -- USA )


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Kaiser, Henry / Mari Kimura / Jim O'Rourke / John Oswald : Acoustics
Kaiser, Henry / Mari Kimura / Jim O'Rourke / John Oswald :
Acoustics

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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"This weird little album was made by a quartet of improvisers from all ends of the improvisational planet, who came together in 1993 for a recording date. Edited by Oswald in Toronto, the result can be found here. With two guitarists (K...



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