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CHARLES MINGUS

THE BLACK SAINT & THE SINNER LADY

SUPERIOR VIADUCT


Format: LP
Cata No: SV065
Barcode: 857176003652
Bassist / composer Charles Mingus is one of the most radical figures in American music. Throughout the ’50s, he worked as a sideman with legendary players Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and more. In the ’60s, he gained recognition as a bandleader, often followed by controversy for making strong-minded statements in the press about race, politics and stodgy music critics. While Mingus received many honors posthumously as well as during his career, perhaps his greatest achievement was transcending the restrictive label of jazz. The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady is without question Mingus’ magnum opus. Originally released on Impulse! in 1963, the album broke new ground in both genre-defying composition and innovative recording techniques. A six-part suite with dramatic shifts in mood and tempo, The
Black Saint and The Sinner Lady features the three-way brass dialogue of trumpets, trombone and tuba, swooping reeds and awe-inspiring rhythm section. Balancing delicate Spanish modes and Ellingtonian themes, the ensemble breaks into a divine cacophony of group improvisation on par with free jazz giants like Ornette Coleman or Cecil Taylor. In his best-known essay, “Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor
Dung,” Lester Bangs praises, “the experience of the first few listenings to a record so total, so mind-twisting, that you authentically can say you’ll never be quite the
same again. Black Saint and The Sinner Lady did that, and a very few others. They’re events you remember all your life, like your first real orgasm.”
This long out-of-print vinyl release has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes. 

Tracks:

1. Solo Dancer ? Stop! Look! And Listen,
Sinner Jim Whitney!
2. Duet Solo Dancers ? Hearts? Beat And
Shades In Physical Embraces
3. Group Dancers - (Soul Fusion)
Freewoman And Oh, This Freedom?s
Slave Cries
4. Trio And Group Dancers ? Stop! Look!
And Sing Songs Of Revolutions!
5. Single Solos And Group Dance ? Saint
And Sinner Join In Merriment On Battle
Front
6. Group And Solo Dance ? Of Love, Pain,
And Passioned Revolt, Then Farewell, My
Beloved, ?Til It?s Freedom Day

Press:

? One of the all-time best jazz albums
? First Mingus album on Impulse!
? Produced by Bob Thiele

 

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