The Lion is an up tempo 3/4 swing, which centers around a basic melodic theme with a lot of shifting harmonic underpinning by way of modulation and progressive chord movements. The recorded version was captured live in studio and features Kevin Field on Piano with my trio (Ron Samsom on drums and Kevin Haines on Upright bass). Kevin is a harmonic master so he tore up the changes fairly effortlessly on a ‘read through’ – after I’d spent the better part of 3 weeks practicing it! I hope you enjoy and as always feel free to leave comments and questions.