Friday, June 7, 2013

Free Download Henry Kaiser Outside Aloha

AGP103: Henry Kaiser, Outside Aloha Pleasure

This is Internet Archive Avant Garde Project installment agp103 "Henry Kaiser, Outside Aloha Pleasure CD."

AGP103 is transcribed from a now-OOP CD containing all but one of the tracks by Henry Kaiser that were included in AGP102, together with many of the tracks from his follow-up effort "Aloha". The tracks from "Outside Pleasure" are offered in part so AGP partisans can compare them with the LP transcription of the same tracks in AGP102, which I think sounds a shade more detailed. The Aloha tracks are also live guitar solos without overdubs, which is astonishing considering how rich and complex they are.

To download AGP103 files, right-click on each of the following links and select SAVE LINK AS.

Henry Kaiser (born 19 September 1952, Oakland, California) is an American guitarist and composer. He is the grandson of Henry J. Kaiser, American industrialist and co-founder of the Kaiser Permanente integrated managed care consortium.

Recording and performing prolifically in many styles of music, Kaiser is a fixture on the San Francisco Bay Areamusic scene. He is considered a member of the "first generation" of American free improvisers.

In 1977, Kaiser founded Metalanguage Records with Larry Ochs (Rova Saxophone Quartet) and Greg Goodman. In 1979 he recorded With Friends Like These with Fred Frith, a collaboration that lasted for over 20 years. In 1983 they recorded Who Needs Enemies, and in 1987 With Enemies Like These, Who Needs Friends? They joined with fellow experimental musicians John French, and English folk-rocker Richard Thompson to form French Frith Kaiser Thompson for two eclectic albums, Live, Love, Larf & Loaf (1987) and Invisible Means (1990). In 1999 Frith and Kaiser released Friends and Enemies, a compilation of some of their earlier work together with new recordings.

In 1991, Kaiser went to Madagascar with fellow guitarist David Lindley, where they spent two weeks recording music with Malagasy musicians. Three volumes of this music were released by Shanachie under the title A World Out of Time.

Since 1998, Kaiser has been collaborating with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith in the "Yo Miles!" project, releasing a series of tributes to Miles Davis's 1970s electric music. This shifting aggregation has included musicians from the worlds of rock (guitarists Nels Cline, Mike Keneally and Chris Muir, drummer Steve Smith), jazz (saxophonists Greg Osby and John Tchicai), avant-garde (keyboardist John Medeski, guitarist Elliott Sharp), and Indian classical music (tabla playerZakir Hussain).

Kaiser has appeared on more than 250 albums and scored dozens of tv shows and films. He was awarded a GRAMMY for his work on the Beautiful Dreamer tribute to Stephen Foster.

In 2001, Kaiser spent two and a half months in Antarctica on a National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program grant. He has subsequently returned for nine more deployments to work as a research diver. His underwater camerawork was featured in two Werner Herzog films, The Wild Blue Yonder(2005) and Encounters at the End of the World (2007), which he also produced, and for which he and Lindley composed the score. Kaiser served as music producer for Herzog's Grizzly Man (2005). He was nominated for an Academy Award for his work as a producer on Encounters at the End of the World.