Live @ COMA

by I Hold the Lion's Paw

supported by
Nick Bradey
Nick Bradey thumbnail
Nick Bradey Marvelous! Takes Miles Davis Bitches Brew and later works forward. Not to be missed .
There seems to be much great music coming from Australia currently .
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price




Fela Kuti meets Miles Davis, meets Karlheinz Stockhausen. Melbourne psychedelic jazz collective I Hold the Lion's Paw sounds familiar and, at the same time, like nothing else you’ve ever heard.

Nominated for ‘Best Australian Jazz Ensemble’ in the 2018 “Jazz BELL Awards”, I Hold the Lion’s Paw (IHTLP) is led by Reuben Lewis and features some of Australia’s most exciting musicians. The music is born out of an organic cross-over of afro-beat, jazz and outré electronics. Expect to hear as much as electro-acoustic noise, slowly evolving soundtracks, afro-beat inspired grooves and psychedelic free jazz.

“Is this exactly where jazz needed to have ended up in the year 2018? 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


released October 20, 2018

Reuben Lewis - compositions/trumpet/electronics
David Brown - electric bass
Ronny Ferella - drums
Fabian Hevia - percussion

Recorded live by Marty Jones on 5th March, 2018
at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide
Mixed by Jarrad Payne
Artwork by Loretta Wilde


all rights reserved



Reuben Lewis Melbourne, Australia

A Melbourne based trumpeter, composer & improviser. Reuben is both a singular & eclectic new voice in Australian music.

contact / help

Contact Reuben Lewis

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Reuben Lewis recommends:

If you like Live @ COMA, you may also like: