Imperial Triumphant has made it no secret they’re big on jazz, and this new cover only further proves it. Imperial Triumphant is now streaming their cover of cover of “A Night In Tunisia”, a composition by American trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, which you can check out below. It’s got all the jazzy fixins’ you’d expect from the original with a heaping side of Imperial Triumphant weirdness.
“Echoing the sounds of mid-twentieth century greatness, this tune was penned in New York City then renamed after an Exotic Place,” said Imperial Triumphant bassist Steve Blanco.
“Imperial Triumphant would love to play in Tunisia someday. Our exciting version plays particularly from the 1960 recording by Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers. Lee Morgan was on that record; he got shot by his ex-girlfriend while on a gig and bled to death. The USA produced some great art in the 1960s, and NYC used to be a great meeting point for musicians. Like the points of light in the Chrysler Building’s crown, some music transcends the ages.”
Check out their previous cover of Radiohead‘s “Paranoid Android” here and catch Imperial Triumphant on tour at one of the dates below. Tickets are available here.
9/10 Reading, PA Reverb
9/15 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
9/19 St. Louis, MO The Hawthorne
9/20 Kansas City, MO The Truman
9/21 Minnesota, MN The Fillmore
9/23 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
11/28 Boston, MA Royale
11/29 New York, NY Webster Hall
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