The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
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Based on 160 ratings
1963 Ratings: #1
January 1, 1963 / Release Date
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Impulse! / Label
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100
AllMusic

One of the high-water marks for avant-garde jazz in the '60s and arguably Mingus' most brilliant moment.

EMR
100
Along his extended compositional career, Mingus has delivered a long term relationship with his audience, not just on his incredible live endeavours, but also on his in-studio work that remains until today, some of the best jazz material ever. His ever-laboured efforts and commitment to composing were a trademark of his artistic individuality, and often resulted in brillant outputs. His methodical and painstaking process peaked with The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, a feat of its own. In ... read more
amw100
93
oh my god what a masterpiece. my jaw dropped while listening to this because it was out of this world and so ahead of its time
deafgrape
100
Written in December 2017 for CalArts:

Charles Mingus was an all time great jazz performer and composer. He was born in Arizona in 1922, and faced lifelong struggles with racial discrimination, which he discussed through his music. His status as a bandleader and jazz composer began to rise in 1956 with the release of his first landmark work, Pithecanthropus Erectus. He followed this work with some other great albums, but these are shadowed by his greatest work. In 1963, his magnum opus, The ... read more
CheapandLethal
95
Superb
amygoodall
90
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MISC LISTS

#17/Pitchfork (1960s)

Track List

  1. Track A – Solo Dancer
  2. Track B – Duet Solo Dancers
  3. Track C – Group Dancers
  4. Mode D – Trio and Group Dancers
  5. Mode E – Single Solos and Group Dance
  6. Mode F – Group and Solo Dance
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