Composer, clarinetist, singer & spiritual jazz soothsayer Angel Bat Dawid descended on Chicago's jazz & improvised music scene just a couple years ago. In very short time, the potency, prowess, spirit & charisma of her cosmic musical proselytizing has taken her from relatively unknown improviser to borderline ubiquitous performer in Chicago's avant-garde. On any given night you can find Angel adding aura to ensembles led by Ben LaMar Gay, or Damon Locks, or Jaimie Branch, or Matthew Lux, or even, on a Summer night in 2018, onstage doing a woodwind duo with Roscoe Mitchell. For her recorded debut on International Anthem, The Oracle, we've chosen to release a batch of tracks that Angel created entirely alone – performing, overdubbing & mixing all instruments & voices by her self – recorded using only her cell phone in various locations, from London UK to Cape Town RSA, but primarily from her residency in the attic of the historic Radcliffe Hunter mansion in Bronzeville, Southside, Chicago.
Angel Bat Dawid: The Oracle
Destination (Dr. Yusef Lateef) Angel Bat Dawid 2' 23''
Black Family Angel Bat Dawid 6' 19''
What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black (Dr. Margaret Burroughs) Angel Bat Dawid 3' 20''
Impepho Angel Bat Dawid 3' 40''
We Are Starzz Angel Bat Dawid 4' 23''
London Angel Bat Dawid 2' 46''
Capetown (feat. Asher Simiso Gamedze) Angel Bat Dawid 15' 36''
The Oracle Angel Bat Dawid 5' 23''