Nubiyan Twist Bring The Fire On ‘Through The Noise (Chant No. 2)’

Retooling Donald Byrd's 1963 composition...

Nubiyan Twist have shared their take on Donald Byrd’s post-bop warhorse ‘Through The Noise’.

The original track was released on Donald Byrd’s 1963 album ‘A New Perspective’ and saw the trumpeter break new compositional ground. Released through Blue Note, it is given a new lease of life on incoming compilation ‘Blue Note RE:imagined II’.

Out on September 30th, the album features ‘Through The Noise’ retooled by the mighty Nubiyan Twist. Elongated and transformed into a club piece, their live energy and innate chemistry infused Donald Byrd’s composition with aspects of London street culture.

Blazing horns and all-out fire, ‘Though The Noise (Chant No. 2)’ taps into UKG and 2-step while offering an up-front take on jazz improvisation. Lead vocalist Nick Richards pens some all-new lyrics, and he comments…

We liked the idea of taking a track that might not be an obvious choice and when approaching our arrangement of Donald Byrd’s ‘Chant’ we were thinking about the unusual marriage of heavy swing found in both jazz and UK garage and 2-step.”

This was a connection we hadn’t consciously made before but one that became an exciting backdrop for our influences that include broken-beat, afrobeat and bebop. The lyrics are influenced by the ‘reimagined’ concept itself and the idea that the music forms a way for great musicians of the past to speak to us, in the present day.”

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