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Format: CD
Sku: 60196482
UPC: 011105017428
UPC 14: 00011105017428
Release Date: 11/7/1995
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Track A - Solo Dancer ~ Charles Mingus
2. Track B - Duet Solo Dancers ~ Charles Mingus
3. Track C - Group Dancers ~ Charles Mingus
4. Mode D - Trio and Group Dancers/Mode E - Single Solos and Group Dance: Mode D-Trio And Group Dancers: Stop! Look! And Sing Songs Of Revolutions / Mode E-Single Solos And Group Dance: Saint And Sinner Join In Merriment On Battle Front / Mode F-Group A ~ Charles Mingus
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Charles Mingus (acoustic bass, piano); Jerome Richardson (soprano & baritone saxophones, flute); Charlie Mariano (alto saxophone); Dick Hafer (tenor saxophone, flute); Rolf Ericson, Richard Williams (trumpet); Quentin Jackson (trombone); Don Butterfield (tuba); Jaki Byard (piano); Jay Berliner (acoustic guitar); Dannie Richmond (drums).
Muze PNote Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Muze PNote Recorded in New York on January 20, 1963. Includes liner notes by Charles Mingus and Dr. Edmund Pollock.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Erick Labson (MCA Music Media).
Muze PNote Personnel: Charles Mingus (piano); Jay Berliner (guitar); Jerome Richardson (flute, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone); Dick Hafer (flute, tenor saxophone); Charlie Manano, Charlie Mariano (alto saxophone); Richard Gene Williams , Rolf Ericson (trumpet); Quentin Jackson (trombone); Don Butterfield (tuba); Jaki Byard (piano); Dannie Richmond (drums).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Charles Mingus.
Muze PNote Recording information: New York, NY (01/20/1963).
Muze PNote Photographers: Bob Ghiraldini; Joe Alper.
Muze PNote Like his idol Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus wrote ambitious, complex works using the jazz ensemble with the exactitude and tonal sensitivity of a classical composer, while keeping the rhythmic vibrancy and improvisational heart of jazz beating fiercely. THE BLACK SAINT AND THE SINNER LADY is the apotheosis of Mingus's vision as a composer, and stands so far beyond the mainstream jazz of the day--in scope and execution--that it deserves its own category. A six-part self-described ballet, the album is packed with themes, motifs, and a polyphony of instrumental voices that weave an expressionistic narrative of intricacy, force, and elegance.
Muze PNote The story of the album is undoubtedly one of struggle; the allegory suggested by the two figures of the title seems to include Mingus's personal demons as well as universal themes of love and identity. There are great shifts in feeling as the 11-piece group enacts tonal contrasts, rhythmic change-ups (often signaled by a lone flamenco guitar), and alternately dissonant and lyrical passages. It is said that Mingus himself considered THE BLACK SAINT his finest achievement. A great masterwork in jazz, it is an essential purchase for anyone interested in the possibilities of the genre.

Engineer: Bob Sompson; Bob Simpson

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Charlie Mariano
Muze Guest Artist Jaki Byard
Muze Guest Artist Dannie Richmond

Artist Overview

Charles Mingus poured the full weight of his experience into everything he played. He was a powerful virtuoso on bass, and as a composer he drew on the whole history of jazz to produce works of trenchant beauty. Above all, he was an artist whose uncompromising spirit invited both controversy and adulation. In the '40s and '50s he worked as bassist for everyone from Kid Ory and Louis Armstrong to Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk. Mingus began recording as a leader in the early '50s, and by the end of the decade he was at the peak of his powers as bandleader, arranger, and composer. He incorporated the influence of gospel, blues, and European classical composers into a big-band jazz format, crafting an innovative, completely unique sound. Mingus died of Lou Gehrig's Disease in 1978, but his mark on subsequent musical generations is indelible.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Priceless Jazz Sampler
Muze Music Compilations Ken Burns Jazz-Story Of America
Muze Music Compilations Classic Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Impulsive] Unmixed 1005
Muze Music Compilations The Notorious Bettie Page
Muze Music Compilations Jazz After Dark
Muze Music Compilations Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Jazz:smithsonian Anthology
Muze Music Compilations Jukebox
Muze Music Compilations Just Great Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:jazz
Muze Music Compilations House That Trane Built: Story of Impulse Records
Muze Music Compilations House That Trane Built: B.o. Impulse Records
Muze Music Compilations Impulsive
Muze Music Compilations Savoy At 60
Muze Music Compilations Harlem In Vogue:poetry Jazz Langston

Associated Artists and Works

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Beckett, Harry
Blakey, Art
Introducing Paul Bley ~ Bley, Paul
Brecker, Randy
Coltrane, John
Dolphy, Eric
Money Jungle [Expanded] [Remaster] ~ Ellington Edward Kennedy
Money Jungle [Expanded] [Remaster] ~ Ellington, Duke
Evans, Gil
Jazz at Massey Hall ~ Gillespie, Dizzy
Jazz at Massey Hall [Remastered] ~ Gillespie, Dizzy
Ultimate Doubles ~ Gillespie, Dizzy
Hampton, Lionel
Hughes, Langston
Jazz Workshop All Stars
Jones, Quincy
Metropole Orchestra
Mitchell, Joni
Newport Rebels
Norvo, Red
Move! ~ Norvo, Red
Jazz at Massey Hall ~ Parker, Charlie (Sax)
Jazz at Massey Hall [Remastered] ~ Parker, Charlie (Sax)
Rava, Enrico
Richmond, Dannie

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/07/1995
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1963
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 174
Music Label Name Label : GRP (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00011105017428

Professional Reviews

Q (2/96, p.109)
- 4 Stars - Excellent - "...a mixture of haunting bluesiness, dancing vivacity, and moments of Andalusian heat..."

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