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by Henry Kaiser

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Thomas Howell There are many extended guitar techniques, and some slightly more conventional guitar shredding in here, but meticulously in the service of his theme --this is in all a deeply moving album.
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Inspired by John Fahey’s 1967 Requia and Other Compositions for Guitar Solo album on Vanguard, Henry Kaiser recorded Requia and Other Improvisations for Guitar Solo back in 2013 for the Tzadik Label. Having lost several friends and heroes in the past few year, Henry’s mind turned again to Guitar Requia. This Time he invited some friends and Heroes (Nine living, one dead) to join him for the recordings. Composed/improvised by the performers except the lyrics from Robert Hunter’s “What's Become of the Baby”.Performers joining Henry are Derek Bailey, Andrea Centazzo, Greg Goodman, Michael Manring, Rakalam Bob Moses, Giino Robair, Alann Senauke, Damon Smith, Wadada Leo Smith and Andy West. Tracklist:That Time in the Cauldron at Point Lobos (for Lloyd Austin)A Malagasy Quadrille: Afindrafintritone (for Paul Hostetter)More Echoes > with Sonny (for Sonny Sharrock)Wuppertal Blues (for Hans Reichel)Old Saw (for Davey Williams)Frosty Boy Antarctica (for Albert Collins & Larry Coryell)The Analeptic Alzabo (for Gene Wolfe)What's Become of the Baby > More Feedback (for Jerome John Garcia)


released October 18, 2019


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Henry Kaiser San Francisco, California

Henry Kaiser is an American guitarist and composer, known as an idiosyncratic soloist, a sideman, an ethnomusicologist, and a film score 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 "second generation" of American free improvisers. ... more

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