Motoko Honda’s Simple Excesses at the Hammer Museum, August 2

Source: Hammer Museum.

Motoko Honda’s Simple Excesses
THURSDAY AUG 2, 2018 8:00PM

Pianist, composer, and improviser, Motoko Honda is a musical force of nature, who blends jazz with chamber music, electronic music, and the sounds of music from around the globe. Long a vital part of the L.A. improvised music community as a collaborator with Wadada Leo Smith, Jeff Gauthier, Mike Watt, Elliott Sharp, and others, the Bay Area-based “keyboard alchemist” (Los Angeles Times) returns to lead a quartet featuring some of Northern California’s most inventive, versatile sidemen through intricate compositions that layer taut rhythms and lush melodies.

Motoko Honda, keyboard
Cory Wright, woodwinds
Miles Wick, acoustic bass
Jordan Glenn, drums