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I Hold The Lions Paw

To celebrate the launch of their debut studio recording 'Abstract Playgrounds' on Earshift Music, Melbourne’s psychedelic jazz collective I Hold The Lion's Paw will assemble at The Brunswick Green every first Tuesday of 2018.

Led by Melbourne improviser/composer Reuben Lewis, I Hold the Lion's Paw represents a larger collective that has made music together for several years, and was the inaugural recipient of The Lebowskis Development Residency in 2016.

Expect to hear anything from harmonious free-floating melodies, electro-acoustic noise, slowly shifting tectonic plates of sound, grungy grooves, afro-beat and free jazz.

“Is this exactly where jazz needed to have ended up in the year 2018? Future-primitive grooves – there are echoes of Radiohead, what Robert Plant is doing in rock and Sydney’s 20th Century Dog are doing in jazz. It is an exhilarating spirit that moves this collective, taking the best from the past, and from the future and grafting them to the present.” - John Hardaker, Words About Music

“Danceable, infectious, and the inevitable deconstructions are subtle - ★★★★” – Eric Myers, The Australian

“Abstract Playgrounds conjures its own unique rhythmic universe, spurred on by an unfettered belief in improvisation and group dynamics. It’s a high-wire act, made possible by the fact that IHTLP is awash with first-rank improvisers.” - Des Cowley, Australian Jazz

Reuben Lewis - trumpet + compositions
Jordan Murray - trombone
Scott McConnachie - saxophones
Geoff Hughes - guitar
Adam Halliwell - guitar
David Brown - electric bass
Tom Lee - double bass
Maria Moles - drums
Ronny Ferella - drums
Tony Yap - dance

https://reubenlewis.bandcamp.com/album/abstract-playgrounds

Earlier Event: July 29
Highly Strung Sunday
Later Event: August 8
Geoff Hughes Trio