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The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady


Download links and information about The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus. This album was released in 1963 and it belongs to Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 4 tracks with total duration of 39:16 minutes.

Artist: Charles Mingus
Release date: 1963
Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 4
Duration: 39:16
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No. Title Length
1. Track A – Solo Dancer 6:36
2. Track B – Duet Solo Dancers 6:43
3. Track C – Group Dancers 7:20
4. Mode D – Trio and Group Dancers / Mode E – Single Solos and Group Dance / Mode F – Group and Solo Dance 18:37



This album is Mastered for iTunes. This 1963 effort from Charles Mingus is more of a single song cycle than a standard jazz album. The esteemed bassist/composer saw this composition as a kind of ethnographic ballet, and he filled it with tumultuous mood swings and serene textures. Mingus put together an 11-piece band for the recording session, and the complexities and raw emotions of these arrangements and performances make this one of the finest releases in jazz or any genre. The horn work here is especially vibrant. Charlie Mariano's alto sax and Quentin Jackson's trombone come together like a chorus of urban voices amid the nightlife clamor. This entire album is as evocative and melodic as anything done by Mingus' hero, Duke Ellington, but its wild emotional swells foretell the sounds of more outré jazz musicians like Albert Ayler and late-period John Coltrane. An inspiring and riveting listen from a giant of modern music.