The Oracle

by Angel Bat Dawid

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mcdan77 Beautiful and inspiring music. Favorite track: London.
Ian Lovdahl
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Ian Lovdahl for real though, i think the bass notes in "Black Family" might be the best sounds i've ever heard. unbelievable. Favorite track: Black Family.
Rhythm Section INTL
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Rhythm Section INTL we are starzz feels like a timeless spiritual classic. hard to believe it's from 2019! eerily beautiful... like a reincarnation of Phil Cohran Favorite track: We Are Starzz.
King Hippo
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King Hippo Incredibly difficult to choose just one favorite track... the oracle in Angel speaks loudly in all of these songs. Such a deep album. Listen to Impepho, We Are Starzz, London, and Cape Town. And I do mean LISTEN... Favorite track: We Are Starzz.
Oliver Brunetti
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Oliver Brunetti Incredible. Hard to choose a favourite song. This is incredibly special Favorite track: What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black (Dr. Margaret Burroughs).
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Composer, clarinetist, singer & spiritual jazz soothsayer Angel Bat Dawid descended on Chicago's jazz & improvised music scene just a few 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.


released February 8, 2019

All instruments & voices by Angel Bat Dawid
except drums on "Cape Town" by Asher Simiso Gamedze.

Recorded & Mixed by Angel Bat Dawid.
Mastered by David Allen.

Cover Photo by Grandpa Rev. AJ Elmore Sr.


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