Angel Bat Dawid - Requiem For Jazz - 33RPM

Angel Bat Dawid

Requiem For Jazz


International Anthem

Genre: Contemporary Jazz
EAN: 0789993992720
Regular price €28,00
Composer, clarinetist, singer and educator Angel Bat Dawid today announces the release of her new work Requiem For Jazz. The 12-movement suite was composed, arranged and inspired in part by dialog from Edward O. Bland's 1959 film The Cry of Jazz. The album is a sweeping treatise on African-American history from one of its most astute storytellers.

The project's music was originally premiered in 2019 at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Chicago, where Angel conducted a fifteen-piece multi-generational instrumental ensemble of black musicians from across Chicago's creative community, along with a four-piece choir (featuring singers from the Black Monument Ensemble) as well as dancers and visual artists.

The recordings of the performance were then mixed and post-produced by Angel, who added interludes, vocals and additional sounds. In addition to the transcription of a piece from the film, Requiem For Jazz also alludes to The Cry of Jazz through contributions from Marshall Allen and Knoel Scott of the Sun Ra Arkestra in the album's final movement, recorded in late 2020 at the historic Arkestral Institute of Sun Ra in Philadelphia.


1: Jazz is merely the Negroes cry of Joy & Suffering
2: INTROIT- Joy n' Suff'rin
3: Jazz is the musical expression of the triumph of the Ne
4: KYRIE ELEISON- Lawd Hav' Merci
5: This endless repetition is like a Chain around the Spir
6: DIAS IRE- Chain Around the Spirit
7: Another restraining factor in Jazz are the changes
8: TUBA MIRUM- The Changes
9: The Negro experiences the endless daily humiliation of
10: REX TREMENDAE -Futureless Future
11: The Negro transforms America's image of him into a tran
12: RECORDARE-Recall the Joy
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1: Jazz reflects the improvised life thrust upon the Negro
2: CONFUTATIS-Repression
3: Through Spirituals, through the Blues, then through Jazz
4: LACRIMOSA- Weeping our Lady of Sorrow
5: Because Jazz is the one element in American life where
7: Only when whites have paid the price in suffering to be
8: SANCTUS- Holy, Holy, Holy
9: The Jazz body is dead but the Spirit of Jazz is Alive
10:AGNUS DEI-Jazz is Dead!
11: LUX AETERNA - Eternal Light (Angel Bat Dawid) / My Rhap
12: Long Tone for Rayna Golding (A Binti Zawadi our Future