To celebrate the launch of their debut studio recording ‘Abstract Playgrounds’ on Earshift Music, I Hold The Lion’s Paw will assemble for ‘Music in the Mountains’ with special guest, James Greening.
Date: Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Location: The Boiler House @ The Hydro Majestic
Doors Open: 7:30 pm
First Set: 8:00-8:45 pm
Second Set: 9:00-9:45 pm
Tickets: $35 – Book online or call Chris on 0411 954 826
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 Lebowski’s Creative Development Residency in 2017.
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. As a unit, they have developed an in-built elasticity, a capacity for moving in any direction, together or separately at will, but always in service to the music.” – Des Cowley Australian Jazz.net
Reuben Lewis – trumpet + compositions
James Greening – trombone + tuba
Luke Sweeting – piano
David Brown – electric bass
Ronny Ferella – drums