Composer, clarinetist, singer & spiritual jazz soothsayer Angel Bat Dawid descended on Chicago’s jazz & improvised music scene just a few years ago. In a 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 consists of 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 residence in the attic of the historic Radcliffe Hunter mansion in Bronzeville, Southside, Chicago. This November CJF and ALICE proudly present Angel Bat Dawid when she performs her first Danish concert ever at Brorsons Church, Nørrebro.
Said of Angel Bat Dawid:
“A vast, immersive aural exploration of black experiences.” – Pitchfork
“A Sun Ra-infused mixture of samples, sonic fragments and spoken word—somehow austere and lush, simultaneously.” – Downbeat
“Futuristic in tone but hardwired to an ancient and deeply spiritual vision of what music can achieve.” – The Guardian