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Imperial Triumphant Share Their Cover Of Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night In Tunisia”


Imperial Triumphant have resumed their covers series, taking on Dizzy Gillespie‘s early 1940s jazz standard “A Night In Tunisia“. Steve Blanco, who handles bass for the avantgarde metal trio, commented:

“Echoing the sounds of mid-twentieth century greatness, this tune was penned in New York City then renamed after an Exotic Place. 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.”

This second entry in Imperial Triumphant‘s covers series was preceded by this cover of Radiohead‘s “Paranoid Android.

07/29 Vienna, AUT – Szene Vienna
07/31 Ljubljana, SLO – Gromka
08/01 Budapest, HUN – Robot
08/03 Brasov, ROM – Rockstadt Open Air
08/05 Vagos, POR – Vagos Open Air

With Behemoth & Twin Temple:

09/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/19 St. Louis, MO – The Hawthorn
09/20 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
09/21 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
09/23 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre

With Baroness & Sheer Mag:

11/28 Boston, MA – Royale
11/29 New York, NY – Webster Hall

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