Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus: Black Saint & the Sinner Lady

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Artist: Charles Mingus

Artist: Charles Mingus
Title: Black Saint & the Sinner Lady
Product Type: VINYL LP

Limited vinyl LP repressing of this 1963 album by the jazz great. Bassist/composer Charles Mingus is one of the most radical figures in American music. This 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 Ellington like 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 listening's 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.

1.1 Solo Dancer (Stop Look and Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney)
1.2 Duet Solo Dancers (Hearts' Beat and Shades in Physical Embraces)
1.3 Group Dancers (Soul Fusion/Freewoman and Oh, This Freedom's Slave Cries)
1.4 Trio and Group Dancers (Stop Look and Sing Songs of Revolutions)
1.5 Single Solos and Group Dance (Saint and Sinner Join in Merriment on Battle Front)
1.6 Group and Solo Dance (Of Love, Pain, and Passioned Revolt, Then Farewell, My Beloved, Til It's Freedom Day)

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