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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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A Love Supreme Electric — A Love Supreme and Meditiations A Love Supreme Electric — A Love Supreme and Meditiations
(Cuneiform Rune 470/471, 2020, 2CD / DL)
Henry Kaiser / Anthony Pirog / Jeff Sipe / Tracy Silverman / Andy West — Five Times Surprise Henry Kaiser / Anthony Pirog / Jeff Sipe / Tracy Silverman / Andy West — Five Times Surprise
(Cuneiform Rune 448, 2019, CD / DL)
Stephan Thelen — Fractal Guitar Stephan Thelen — Fractal Guitar
(Moonjune MJR096, 2019, CD / DL)
Various Artists — Frets of Yore Various Artists — Frets of Yore
(Spectropol SpecT 41 , 2017, CD / DL)
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)
Henry Kaiser — Eternity Blue Henry Kaiser — Eternity Blue
(Shanachie 6016, 1995, 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 — Hope You Like Our New Direction Henry Kaiser — Hope You Like Our New Direction
(Reckless Records RECK 21, 1991, CD / LP)
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)
Henry Kaiser — Those Who Know History Are Doomed to Repeat It Henry Kaiser — Those Who Know History Are Doomed to Repeat It
(SST 198, 1988, CD / LP)
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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