Chicago-based singer, composer, and clarinetist Angel Bat Dawid has launched a brand new new reside album together with her band Tha Brothahood. LIVE was largely recorded on November 1, 2019 at Haus der Berliner Festspiele throughout JazzFest Berlin. LIVE might be issued on vinyl and CD codecs in January 2021, with liner notes penned by Pitchfork contributor Shannon J. Effinger. Listen to the album beneath (by way of International Anthem).
Tha Brothahood consists of Deacon Otis Cooke (vocals, synth), Viktor Le Givens (vocals, auxiliary devices), Xristian Espinoza (tenor sax, percussion), Norman W. Long (electronics, synths), Dr. Adam Zanolini (double bass, bass guitar, soprano sax, flute, percussion), Isaiah Collier (drums), and Asher Simiso Gamedze (drums), with Angel Bat Dawid as bandleader.
A press launch for LIVE reveals that Angel and members of the band have been en path to the airport in Chicago once they acquired information that Viktor Le Gives had been hospitalized after passing out on the road. When he got here to, all of his private belongings have been lacking. When they arrived in Berlin, the band’s supervisor reached out to the manufacturing workers of JazzFest Berlin to tell them of the state of affairs, and the preliminary reply was allegedly, “If you cannot find a substitute, we will have to reduce your fee.”
“It really put a whole damper on my spirit to have to deal with this a few hours before performing,” Angel stated within the press launch. “How the fuck is this response ever acceptable anywhere?!” She continued: