Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
More Requia by Henry Kaiser
Inspired by John Fahey’s 1967 Requia and Other Compositions for Guitar Solo album on Vanguard, Henry Kaiser recorded Requia and Other Improvisations for Guitar Solo back in 2013 for the Tzadik Label. Having lost several friends and heroes in the past few year, Henry’s mind turned again to Guitar Requia. This Time he invited some friends and Heroes (Nine living, one dead) to join him for the recordings. Composed/improvised by the performers except the lyrics from Robert Hunter’s “What’s Become of the Baby”.Performers joining Henry are Derek Bailey, Andrea Centazzo, Greg Goodman, Michael Manring, Rakalam Bob Moses, Giino Robair, Alann Senauke, Damon Smith, Wadada Leo Smith and Andy West. Tracklist:That Time in the Cauldron at Point Lobos (for Lloyd Austin)A Malagasy Quadrille: Afindrafintritone (for Paul Hostetter)More Echoes > with Sonny (for Sonny Sharrock)Wuppertal Blues (for Hans Reichel)Old Saw (for Davey Williams)Frosty Boy Antarctica (for Albert Collins & Larry Coryell)The Analeptic Alzabo (for Gene Wolfe)What’s Become of the Baby > More Feedback (for Jerome John Garcia)
released October 18, 2019