Black metal jazz? Check out Imperial Triumphant’s rendition of Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night In Tunisia”.

Author Hernan Osuna - 20.7.2023

Imperial Triumphant, a band whose music blends black metal, experimental and jazz, took on the old jazz standard “A Night In Tunisia“.

The song is the brainchild of jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and has been the subject of many interpretations by jazz musicians.

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

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Imperial Triumphant tour dates:

w/ Behemoth
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

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