Reuben Lewis’ psychedelic jazz group I Hold The Lion's Paw will assemble at The Brunswick Green with special guests every first Tuesday of 2019.
Fela Kuti meets Miles Davis, meets Karlheinz Stockhausen. IHTLP sounds familiar and, at the same time, like nothing else you’ve ever heard. Nominated for ‘Best Jazz Ensemble’ in the 2018 Australian Jazz "BELL" Awards, their music is born out of an organic cross-over of afro-beat, jazz and outré electronics.
Their debut studio album ‘Abstract Playgrounds’, was released in 2018 on Earshift Music and has been described by Andy Hamilton in The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music as “a beguiling stew of afro-beat, jazz-rock-inflected postbop, and electro-acoustic noise – and on a deeper level, one of the richest, most insightful examinations of Miles Davis’s early 1970s work that I know.”