Charles Mingus

The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady (602577573736)

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The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady

Charles Mingus

Impulse

602577573736

LPS 158496

602577573736

JAZZ

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LP 16,51 €

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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.

PERSONNEL:

  • CHARLIE MARIANO, alto saxophone
  • CHARLES MINGUS, piano
  • DANNIE RICHMOND, drums
  • JAY BERLINER, guitar
  • JAKI BYARD, piano
  • JEREMOE RICHARDSON, soprano & baritone sax
  • DICK HAFER, tenor sax, flute
  • QUENTIN JACKSON, trombone
  • RICHARD WILLIAMS, ROLF ERICSON, trumpet
  • DON BUTTERFIELD, tuba

New York, January 20, 1963

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • 01."Track A — Solo Dancer"
  • Stop! Look! and Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney!
  • 02. "Track B — Duet Solo Dancers"
  • Hearts' Beat and Shades in Physical Embraces
  • 03. "Track C — Group Dancers"
  • (Soul Fusion) Freewoman and Oh, This Freedom's Slave Cries
  • SIDE B:
  • 01. "Mode D — Trio and Group Dancers"
  • Stop! Look! and Sing Songs of Revolutions!
  • 02. "Mode E — Single Solos and Group Dance"
  • Saint and Sinner Join in Merriment on Battle Front
  • 03. "Mode F — Group and Solo Dance"
  • Of Love, Pain, and Passioned Revolt, then Farewell, My Beloved, 'til It's Freedom Day