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Angel Bat Dawid Details New Album, 'Requiem For Jazz'
Christian Eede , February 23rd, 2023 18:31

The new record was partly inspired by dialogue from Edward O. Bland's 1959 film 'The Cry Of Jazz'

Angel Bat Dawid has a new album on the way.

Titled Requiem For Jazz, the record is split across 12 movements and takes inspiration in part from dialogue from Edward O. Bland's 1959 film The Cry Of Jazz. "I want us to have this very wonderful conversation that Ed Bland started over 50 years ago and I want to continue the conversation; because this is a loving conversation that we need to have with each other," Dawid said in a statement. You can listen to lead cut 'Recordare-Recall The Joy' above.

The music from the album was initially debuted at Chicago's Hyde Park Jazz Festival in 2019. Dawid composed, conducted, arranged and mixed all of the pieces on the record, while there are additional contributions from Sun Ra Arkestra's Marshall Allen and Knoel Scott; pianist Dr. Charles Joseph Smith; alto saxophonist Fred Jackson Jr.; clarinetist Hannah Washington; vocalists Tremaine Parker, Monique Golding, Deacon Julian Otis Cooke and Phillip Armstrong; and percussionist Vincent Davis, among others.

International Anthem will release Requiem For Jazz on March 24, 2023.