SATURDAY NOV 23 - 8:00 pm / $15.00 / TICKETS
HENRY KAISER SOLO GUITAR REQUIA BY REQUEST
Two of Kaiser’s solo guitar releases: Requia And Other Improvisations For Guitar Solo (Tzadik) and More Requia (Metalanguage), consisted of heartfelt guitar requia for many of his departed heroes and great ancestors, such as Derek Bailey, Pete Cosey, Sonny Sharrock, Hans Reichel, Davey Williams, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Toru Takemitsu, Hubert, Sumlin, Albert Collins, Jerry Garcia, Conlon Nancarrow, John Fahey, Robbie Basho, etc.
At this gig we will experiment with Henry playing solo guitar requia requests from audience members; so bring some ideas for whom you might want to hear solo guitar improvisations in memory of!
Henry Kaiser, a grammy-winning musician, has appeared on more than 350 albums. A restless collaborator who constantly seeks the most diverse and personally challenging contexts for his music, Henry not only produces and contributes to a staggering number of recorded projects, he performs frequently throughout the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan. Evidence of his exceptional musical breadth and versatility can be found in a brief list of a few the extraordinary artists with whom he has recorded and performed: Herbie Hancock, Richard Thompson, David Lindley, Bob Weir, Terry Riley, Wadada Leo Smith, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sergei Kuriokhin, Sonny Sharrock, John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Yuji Takahashi, Jaojoby, Dama Mahaleo, Merl Saunders, Jerry Garcia, Cecil Taylor, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Bill Laswell, Raymond Kane, Debashish Bhattacharaya, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, and Nels Cline. Henry and Richard Thompson are long-time musical pals who have made several albums together. He also works in film production as a cameraman, director, producer, and soundtrack composer. He has collaborated on 4 films with Werner Herzong and was nominated for an academy award for ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD. He is also a research diver in the US Antarctic Program, with 13 deployments to the ice.