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There are things that Great Britain’s Nubiyan Twist is, and there are things that the Leeds-born nonet-plus decidedly isn’t, according to its founder, co-composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Tom Excell. What Nubiyan Twist isn’t is stodgy, boring, or simple. It also isn’t strictly jazz.

Together for 10 years at the top of 2021, and on the cusp of releasing its most vocal-oriented album, (Strut), this large-scale, cinematic, multi-genre outfit , now,

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