“Versatility with deep soul…an elegant yet earthy hybrid of jazz, UK soul and highlife” (Uncut)
“The type of record that should be blasted over a sun-drenched festival crowd.” Clash
“Nubiyan Twist take a leap out of the densely packed crowd of UK jazz with Freedom Fables, a summation of the group’s talent that sees them elevated into the highest tier of their cohort” Loud And Quiet 8/10
A blend of virtuosic players, skilled producers and inspired composers join forces under the leadership of multi-instrumentalist & producer Tom Excell.
Drawing on jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, Latin, soul, reggae and dance music, expect ultra-tight musicianship and an infectious and powerful 10-piece big band sound.
New album ‘Freedom Fables’ features special guests Ego Ella May, K.O.G., Pat Thomas, Cherise, Ria Moran & Soweto Kinch and was heavily playlisted on 6Music alongside live sessions with Gilles Peterson, Mary Ann Hobbs and Jamie Cullum on Radio 2 plus their UK TV debut on Later..with Jools Holland.
“A free-flowing assemblage of jazz, soul, hip hop and diasporic styles.” – Mojo
“A beautiful blend of groove music with uplifting horns and soulful vocals” – The Guardian
“Celebratory… packs a heavy punch” – Afropunk