Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady

Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady

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Charles Mingus – double bass, piano, composer [click here to see more vinyl featuring Charles Mingus]

Jerome Richardson – soprano and baritone saxophone, flute

Charlie Mariano – alto saxophone

Dick Hafer – tenor saxophone, flute

Rolf Ericson – trumpet

Richard Williams – trumpet

Quentin Jackson – trombone

Don Butterfield – tuba, contrabass trombone

Jaki Byard – piano

Jay Berliner – Classical guitar

Dannie Richmond – drums

Bob Hammer – arranger

 

1 LP, gatefold old-style tip-on jackets

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Acoustic Sounds Series

Original Label : Impulse

Recorded January 20, 1963 in New York City

Engineered by Bob Simpson

Produced by Bob Thiele

Remastered by Ryan K. Smith

Originally released in 1963

Reissued in 2021

 

Awards:

1000 Recordings you must hear before you die - Ranked 39

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Solo Dancer (Stop! And Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney!)
  2. Duet Solo Dancers (Heart's Beat And Shades In Physical Embraces)
  3. Group Dancers ([Soul Fusion] Freewoman And Oh This Freedom's Slave Cries)

           

Side B :

  1. Trio And Group Dancers (Stop! Look! And Sing Songs Of Revolutions!)
  2. Single Solos And Group Dance (Saint And Sinner Join In Merriment On Battle Front)
  3. Group And Solo Dance (Of Love, Pain, And Passioned Revolt, Then Farewell, My Beloved, 'til It's Freedom Day)

 

 

Reviews :

"The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is one of the greatest achievements in orchestration by any composer in jazz history. Charles Mingus consciously designed the six-part ballet as his magnum opus, and -- implied in his famous inclusion of liner notes by his psychologist -- it's as much an examination of his own tortured psyche as it is a conceptual piece about love and struggle. It veers between so many emotions that it defies easy encapsulation; for that matter, it can be difficult just to assimilate in the first place. Yet the work soon reveals itself as a masterpiece of rich, multi-layered texture and swirling tonal colors, manipulated with a painter's attention to detail. There are a few stylistic reference points -- Ellington, the contemporary avant-garde, several flamenco guitar breaks -- but the totality is quite unlike what came before it. Mingus relies heavily on the timbral contrasts between expressively vocal-like muted brass, a rumbling mass of low voices (including tuba and baritone sax), and achingly lyrical upper woodwinds, highlighted by altoist Charlie Mariano. Within that framework, Mingus plays shifting rhythms, moaning dissonances, and multiple lines off one another in the most complex, interlaced fashion he'd ever attempted. Mingus was sometimes pigeonholed as a firebrand, but the personal exorcism of Black Saint deserves the reputation -- one needn't be able to follow the story line to hear the suffering, mourning, frustration, and caged fury pouring out of the music. The 11-piece group rehearsed the original score during a Village Vanguard engagement, where Mingus allowed the players to mold the music further; in the studio, however, his exacting perfectionism made The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady the first jazz album to rely on overdubbing technology. The result is one of the high-water marks for avant-garde jazz in the '60s and arguably Mingus' most brilliant moment." AllMusic Review by Steve Huey

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,63 / 5

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