Baba Yaga’s Hut presents:
Makoto Kawabata & Geoff Leigh
Friday 2 March doors 8pm | £11 (fees apply) BUY TICKET
Makoto “Speed Guru” Kawabata is best known as leader of Japanese psychedelic band Acid Mothers Temple, and for his innumerable collaborations & recordings with members of Gong, Guru Guru, & many other Japanese and international musicians.
Geoff Leigh is well known for his work with Henry Cow in the early 70’s, as well as contributing to fellow Virgin bands of the time Hatfield And The North, & Slapp Happy. In recent years he has collaborated with members of Faust, Porcupine Tree (as Ex-Wise Heads with bassist Colin Edwin), Nurse With Wound, and musicians such as Mitsuru Tabata, Tatsuya Yoshida, & Nana Tsiboe. He is currently a member of Jump For Joy (featuring members of Faust & Henry Cow), and The Artaud Beats (also featuring Henry Cow alumni).
The duo first played together in Kyoto, Japan, in 2014 – the recording of this concert was released on CD as Spatial Roots.
In 2016 they played eight concerts in Japan – material from these is in the pipeline for a 2nd CD release. Their music embraces a wide range of styles and influences, mixing elements of ethnic, rock, jazz, world, ambient, & electronica, and is completely improvised.