What happens when you multiply limitlessness by infinity? You absolutely do not know. Which is why its such a great idea to toss Henry Kaiser and Andrea Centazzo into the same reaction chamber.
As one of the West Coasts premier freakers for some three decades, Kaiser has made a career of sticking his guitar in unpredictable places, whether with avant extremists such as Bill Laswell and Diamanda Galas, with world/folk border crossers such as David Lindley and Victoria Williams, or as a soundtracker on TVs Secrets and Mysteries and the Werner Herzog documentary Grizzly Man (with Richard Thompson). Dudes also an experimental-film-&-lit buff and an ace scuba diver, and grows radioactive coral on Neptune. Meanwhile, over in Euroland, Centazzo has crashed regularly out of his percussion orbit and into visual territory via art video/photography and film scoring, while hanging with some of the same musical crowd with whom Kaiser has hobnobbed Evan Parker, Steve Lacy, John Zorn. From total abstraction to Asian metallophonics, hell fling sticks with passionate sensitivity.
A duo made in heaven. And it turns out they collaborated way back in 1978, even made an album together, but the intercontinental divide has kept them apart till now. It would be impossible to imagine a more fortuitous reunion setting a small art café with good food, select libations and a Swiss-Italian host named Rocco. Kaiser and Centazzo have a lot of catching up to do, and you get to eavesdrop. Henry Kaiser & Andrea Centazzo at Café Metropol, Friday, July 14, 8 p.m.
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