Charles Mingus The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady on 180g 45RPM 2LP from Analogue Productions
Mastered from the Original Tapes, Pressed at RTI and Limited to 2500 Numbered Copies
Bassist's High-Water Mark and Impulse! Debut
The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady, Charles Mingus’ Impulse! debut, is awarded the rare, prestigious “crown” rating in the normally stingy Penguin Guide to Jazz, which deems the 1963 masterpiece “Ellingtonian in ambition and scope, and in the disposition of horns, the piece has a majestic, dancing presence.” Add in long-form compositional devices, pioneering dubbing techniques, social themes, and intense timbres, and you have music of the very highest order.
Indeed, each composition, from the opening "Solo Dancer" to the closing "Group and Solo Dance" stands as a musical expression of Mingus' philosophy of life, love and the world around him. For Mingus and the musicians that joined him (Charlie Mariano, alto saxophone; Jaki Byard, piano; Jay Berliner, guitar; Don Butterfield, tuba; Dick Hafer, tenor saxophone and flute; Quentin Jackson, trombone) The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady was much more than just another album: it was a jazz ballet performed by a small ensemble. It has become a landmark event.
Rendering all previous editions, analog and digital, lesser by comparison, Analogue Productions' extraordinary 45RPM version boasts sonics that will have you convinced Mingus and his compadres are playing in your room. You won't believe how amazing this sounds until you hear it! Mastered from the original tapes, pressed at RTI, and limited to 2500 numbered copies. This one will go out of print: Get it now!
Charles Mingus The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady Track Listing:
1. Solo Dancer
2. Duete Solo Dancers
3. Group Dancers
4. Medley: Mode D-Trio and Group Dancers/Mode E-Single Solos and Group Dance/Mode F-Group and Solo Dance