Charles Mingus

Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (SV065)

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Black Saint And The Sinner Lady

Charles Mingus

Superior Viaduct


LPS 161982




LP 20,65 €

5 stars all music guide

Mingus' Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is considered a cult classic among jazz critics and the pinnacle of its genre, a worthy competitor to albums such as Bitches Brew and A Love Supreme. The album is frequently regarded to as one of the greatest albums of all time.

Black Saint fuses soft jazz with ethnic sounds of African culture, as well as indigenous tribal music and grand folk-dance. The album was pivotal for its target sub-genre, a fusion of jazz and classical known as third stream.

Each track on the album is an extension of the other – all were originally written as live ballads, composed and fine tuned into recordings.


  • Charles Mingus - bass
  • Rolf Ericson, Richard Williams - trumpet
  • Quentin Jackson - trombone
  • Don Butterfield - tuba
  • Jerome Richardson - soprano and baritone sax, flute
  • Dick Hafer - tenor sax, flute
  • Charlie Mariano - alto sax
  • Jay Berliner - guitar
  • Jaki Byard - piano
  • Dannie Richmond - drums

New York, January 20, 1963


  • SIDE A
  • A1 Solo Dancer (Stop! And Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney!)
  • A2 Duet Solo Dancers (Heart’s Beat And Shades In Physical Embraces)
  • A3 Group Dancers ({Soul Fusion} Freewoman And Oh This Freedom’s Slave Cries)
  • SIDE B
  • B1 Trio And Group Dancers (Stop! Look! And Sing Songs Of Revolutions!)
  • B2 Single Solos And Group Dance (Saint And Sinner Join In Merriment On Bottle Front)
  • B3 Group And Solo Dance (Of Love, Pain, And Passioned Revolt, Then Farewell, My Beloved, ’til It’s Freedom Day)