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Henry Kaiser

Born: September 19, 1952    Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Henry Kaiser

Henry Kaiser (born Oakland, California, 1952) is widely recognized as one of the most creative and innovative guitarists, improvisers, and producers in the fields of rock, jazz, and experimental music.

As one of the “first generation” of American free improvisers, he has helped unfetter the guitar from the conventions of genre-bound techniques. A restless collaborator who constantly seeks the most diverse and personally challenging contexts for his music, he not only produces and contributes to a staggering number of recorded projects, he performs frequently throughout the USA, Europe and Japan, with several regular groupings as well as solo guitar concerts and concerts of freely improvised music with a host of diverse instrumentalists....
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Ice Death
Parachute
1977

Improvised
Music Gallery Editions
1978

Moose And Salmon
Music Gallery Editions
1978

Daredevils
Metalanguage
1979

Free Mammals
Visible Records
1979

Protocol
Metalanguage
1979

With Friends Like These
Metalanguage
1979

Outside Pleasure
Metalanguage
1980

Aloha
Metalanguage
1981

The Construction Of Ruins - The Australian Site
The Beak Doctor, Metalanguage
1982

Who Needs Enemies
Metalanguage
1983

Invite The Spirit
Celluloid
1984 It's A Wonderful Life
Metalanguage
1984

Marrying For Money
Minor Music
1986

Untitled
Guitar Player Magazine, Eva-Tone Soundsheets
1986

Devil In The Drain
SST Records
1987 Live, Love, Larf & Loaf
Demon Records
1987

With Enemies Like These, Who Needs Friends?
SST Records
1987

Re-Marrying For Money
SST Records
1988

Those Who Know History Are Doomed To Repeat It
SST Records
1988

Popular Science
Rykodisc
1989

Invisible Means
Demon Records
1990

Hope You Like Our New Direction
Reckless Records
1991

Tomorrow Knows Where You Live
Les Disques Victo
1991

Lemon Fish Tweezer
Cuneiform Records
1992

Delirium / Homesickness
Table Of The Elements
1993

The Five Heavenly Truths
FOT Records
1993

Wireforks
Shanachie
1993 Acoustics
Les Disques Victo
1994

The Psychedelic Guitar Circus
Sky Ranch Records, Virgin
1994

Eternity Blue
Shanachie
1995

Friends & Enemies
Cuneiform Records
1999

The Guitar Lesson
Les Disques Victo
1999

Through
Materiali Sonori
1999

Heavy Meta
Ecstatic Yod
2002

Domo Arigato Derek-Sensei!
Balance Point Acoustics
2006

Plane Crash
ugEXPLODE
2009

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