THE HENRY KAISER COLLECTION

A fan site dedicated to (but NOT officially associated with) the celebrated Mr. K. Listen to (and download) some incredible performances, mostly unreleased - including rare videos - from one of the world's most unique artists and accomplished guitarists. Have something to share? Leave a comment.



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KONDO-KAISER-OSWALD moose and salmon (1978)

The second of two early LPs released by Henry Kaiser and John Oswald for the Music Gallery Editions label. 1978's Improvised was the first (MGE12), and this, moose and salmon (MGE30), with Toshinori Kondo, the second. Both are long out of print recordings. Some of Henry Kaiser's earliest work. The back cover announces, "Improvised. Recorded Live. Selections from seven of eleven takes (a-k) plus guitar solo excerpt." The composition "b" is represented via three different takes, while "HK" is a solo guitar performance by Henry. Over the years, Kaiser would continue to record wildly improvisational music with both Toshinori Kondo and John Oswald is various group settings. Listen to Side A (moose) and Side B (salmon), below.


Side A (26:14)
1. c
2. a
3. b


Side B (26:09)
1. h
2. d
3. b
4. HK
5. g
6. i
7. b


MUSICIANS
Toshinori Kondo (trumpet/alto horn)
Henry Kaiser (electric guitar)
John Oswald (alto sax)


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