I Hold the Lion's Paw - Album Launch

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 Jazzlab in partnership withMelbourne Jazz Co-op.

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.

“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.net 

Reuben Lewis - trumpet + compositions
Jordan Murray - trombone
Scott McConnachie - saxophones
Geoff Hughes - guitar
David Brown - electric bass
Tom Lee - double bass
Mark Shepherd - double bass
Ronny Ferella - drums


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

The Brunswick Green Bootlegs - Vol. 1 from Reuben Lewis on Vimeo.

Doors Open 11 Mar 2018 8:00 pm
Music Starts 11 Mar 2018 9:00 pm
Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door) 11 Mar 2018 7:30 pm
Ticket Price $20 or $15 concession
Unsold tickets available at the door
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27 Leslie St, Brunswick
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Phone: (03) 9388 1999




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