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Henry Kaiser

Henry Kaiser
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Henry Kaiser (born 19 September 1952, Oakland, California) is an American guitarist and composer. Recording and performing prolifically in many styles of music, Kaiser is a fixture on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. He is considered a member of the 'first generation' of American free improvisers.
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Wadada Leo Smith — Najwa Wadada Leo Smith — Najwa
(TUM Records 049, 2017, CD)
Henry Kaiser & Ray Russell — The Celestial Squid Henry Kaiser & Ray Russell — The Celestial Squid
(Cuneiform Rune 403, 2015, CD)
Tania Chen, Danielle DeGruttola, Henry Kaiser, Soo-Yeon Lyuh, William Winant — Megasonic Chapel Tania Chen, Danielle DeGruttola, Henry Kaiser, Soo-Yeon Lyuh, William Winant — Megasonic Chapel
((Not on label) no cat #, 2015, CD)
Morgan Ågren / Henry Kaiser / Trey Gunn — Invisible Rays Morgan Ågren / Henry Kaiser / Trey Gunn — Invisible Rays
(Gonzo Multimedia 1211, 2011, CD)
Healing Force — Music of Albert Ayler Healing Force — Music of Albert Ayler
(Cuneiform Rune 255, 2007, CD)
Ut Gret — Recent Fossils Ut Gret — Recent Fossils
(Ear X-tacy 9650-2, 2006, 3CD)
Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith : Yo Miles! — Upriver Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith : Yo Miles! — Upriver
(Cuneiform Rune 201/202, 2005, 2CD)
Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith : Yo Miles! — Sky Garden Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith : Yo Miles! — Sky Garden
(Cuneiform Rune 191/192, 2004, 2CD)
Ut Gret — Time of the Grets Ut Gret — Time of the Grets
(ZNR1009, 2004, CD)
Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith — Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith — Yo Miles!
(Shanachie 5046, 1998, 2CD)
La 1919 — Giorni Felici La 1919 — Giorni Felici
(Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90094, 1997, CD)
The Mistakes — The Mistakes The Mistakes — The Mistakes
(Immune IMM-1009, 1995, CD)
The Siamese Stepbrothers — The Siamese Stepbrothers The Siamese Stepbrothers — The Siamese Stepbrothers
(Cuneiform Rune 72, 1995, CD)
Various Artists — Unsettled Scores Various Artists — Unsettled Scores
(Cuneiform Rune 75/76, 1995, 2CD)
Henry Kaiser / Mari Kimura / Jim O'Rourke / John Oswald — Acoustics Henry Kaiser / Mari Kimura / Jim O'Rourke / John Oswald — Acoustics
(Victo 025, 1994, CD)
Henry Kaiser / Steve Kimock / Harvey Mandel / Freddie Roulette — The Psychedelic Guitar Circus Henry Kaiser / Steve Kimock / Harvey Mandel / Freddie Roulette — The Psychedelic Guitar Circus
(Rykodisc RCD 10347, 1994, CD)
Henry Kaiser / Jim O'Rourke — Tomorrow Knows Where You Live Henry Kaiser / Jim O'Rourke — Tomorrow Knows Where You Live
(Victo cd014, 1991, CD)
French / Frith / Kaiser / Thompson — Invisible Means French / Frith / Kaiser / Thompson — Invisible Means
(Fledg'ling Records FLED 3072, 1990/2008, CD)
La 1919 — Ars srA La 1919 — Ars srA
(ADN DMM 005 R, 1987, LP)
Crazy Backwards Alphabet — Crazy Backwards Alphabet Crazy Backwards Alphabet — Crazy Backwards Alphabet
(SST CD 110, 1987/1992, CD)
Crazy Backwards Alphabet — II Crazy Backwards Alphabet — II
(There Records, 1987/2007, DL)
French / Frith / Kaiser / Thompson — Live, Love, Larf & Loaf French / Frith / Kaiser / Thompson — Live, Love, Larf & Loaf
(Fledg'ling Records FLED 3067, 1987/2008, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Sound-System Herbie Hancock — Sound-System
(Columbia CK 65961, 1984/1999, CD)
Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser — Friends & Enemies Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser — Friends & Enemies
(Cuneiform Rune 117/118, 1983/1999, 2CD)
Henry Kaiser / Andrea Centazzo / Toshinori Kondo — Protocol Henry Kaiser / Andrea Centazzo / Toshinori Kondo — Protocol
(Metalanguage 102, 1979, LP)

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2018-09-29
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2018-09-25
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2018-09-05
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2018-07-09
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Previously in Exposé...

Kerrs Pink - A Journey on the Inside – Take equal parts of progressive rock in the vein of Pink Floyd and Camel, and the traditional folk music of Scandinavia and other parts, then put it together in a seamless way, and you have the music...  (1994) » Read more

Seven That Spells - Cosmoerotic Dialogue with Lucifer – Is it a dialogue or one-way harangue? That's what you might ask emerging from this full-bore psychedelic freak-out of ferocious proto-metal fighting to stay alive (or conscious) against some...  (2010) » Read more

L'Ensemble Rayé - Quelques Pièces Détachées – The core of L'Ensemble Rayé is Cédric Vuille (guitars, bass, clarinet, keys, ukelele, bandurria, percussion), Jean-20-Huguenin (guitars, mandolin) and Pierre Kaufmann (saxes, clarinets, piano,...  (1994) » Read more

David Thomas - Mirror Man – From a dizzy blurring pastiche of commentary and cadence comes a curious project, extremely artsy with obscure socio-overtones. The former lead vocalist of Pere Ubu, David Thomas has assembled one of...  (1999) » Read more

Renaissance - At the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – It is with great pleasure that I announce Renaissance live at the Royal Albert Hall with Orchestra. Recorded live on the King Biscuit Flower Hour on October 14, 1977, this is a far better album than...  (1997) » Read more



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