The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady


The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

Infobox Album | Name = The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Type = Album
Artist = Charles Mingus


Released = 1963
Recorded = 20 January 1963
Genre = Jazz
Length = 39:32
Label = Impulse!
Producer = Bob Thiele
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:bycm965odep5~T0 link]
*All About Jazz [http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=2271 link]

Last album = "Oh Yeah"
(1961)
This album = "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady"
(1963)
Next album = "Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus"
(1963) |

"The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady" is a 1963 jazz composition and album by bassist Charles Mingus. The piece consists of a single six-part suite performed by an eleven-piece band. An intensely emotional work, it displays Mingus' skill as composer, orchestrator, and technician.

Album information

Written as a ballet, the work borrows from Ellingtonian and Latin sources, but creates a unique orchestral style that Mingus called "ethnic folk-dance music".

The orchestrations (described as "one of the greatest achievements [...] by any composer in jazz history" by Allmusic) are rich and multi-layered. Mingus' perfectionism led to extensive use of studio overdubbing techniques, the first for a jazz album.Fact|date=May 2008

The track A features the tuba virtuoso Don Butterfield playing a contrabass trombone.

The album liner notes were provided by Mingus' psychotherapist, Dr. Edmund Pollock.

Reception

The website "Rate Your Music", which aggregates reviews from reviewers and users alike, has the album ranked as the #4 album of all time, behind "Abbey Road", "Revolver", and "Highway 61 Revisited". [http://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/album/all-time Top Albums of All-time] , Rate Your Music]

Piero Scaruffi ranks the album as the #1 jazz album of all time. [http://www.scaruffi.com/jazz/best100.html The Best Jazz Albums] as selected by Piero Scaruffi]

Track listing

#"Track A — Solo Dancer" –6:20
"Stop! Look! and Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney!"
# "Track B — Duet Solo Dancers" –6:25
"Hearts' Beat and Shades in Physical Embraces"
# "Track C — Group Dancers" –7:00
"(Soul Fusion) Freewoman and Oh, This Freedom's Slave Cries"
# –17:52
#:"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 and Solo Dance"
"Of Love, Pain, and Passioned Revolt, then Farewell, My Beloved, 'til It's Freedom Day"(All songs by Mingus; Bob Hammer helped in music arrangements. Recorded in New York City on 20 January 1963 by Bob Simpson.)"

Personnel

* Charles Mingus — bass, piano, leader
* Jerome Richardson — soprano, baritone saxophones, flute
* Charlie Mariano — alto saxophone
* Dick Hafer — tenor saxophone, flute
* Rolf Ericson — trumpet
* Richard Williams — trumpet
* Quentin Jackson — trombone
* Don Butterfield — tuba, contrabass trombone
* Jaki Byard — piano
* Jay Berliner — acoustic guitar
* Dannie Richmond — drums

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady — Studioalbum von Charles Mingus Veröffentlichung 1963 Label Impulse! …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady — álbum de Charles Mingus Publicación 1963 Grabación 20 de enero de 1963 en New York, Estados Unidos. Género(s) Jazz …   Wikipedia Español

  • The black saint and the sinner lady — The Black Saint The Sinner Lady est l une des oeuvres majeures du compositeur et contrebassiste Charles Mingus. Enregistré en 1963, ce ballet en six parties constitue l une des oeuvres les plus influentes de l histoire du Jazz, notamment en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady — The Black Saint The Sinner Lady est l une des oeuvres majeures du compositeur et contrebassiste Charles Mingus. Enregistré en 1963, ce ballet en six parties constitue l une des œuvres les plus influentes de l histoire du Jazz, notamment en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady — Charles Mingus – The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Veröffentlichung 1963 Label Impulse! Format(e) LP, CD Genre(s) Jazz Anzahl der Titel 6 Laufzeit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The Penguin Guide To Jazz — ist ein Musikführer, der erstmals 1992 vom Verlag Penguin Books in London herausgegeben wurde. Er will einen umfassenden Überblick über das Gesamtgebiet der Jazz CD vermitteln. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 2 Aufbau und Inhalt 3 Weblinks 4… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The Great Concert, Paris 1964 — Livealbum von Charles Mingus Veröffentlichung 1970 Aufnahme 1964 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The Penguin Guide to Jazz — ist ein Musikführer, der erstmals 1992 vom Verlag Penguin Books in London herausgegeben wurde. Er will einen umfassenden Überblick über das Gesamtgebiet der Jazz CD vermitteln. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 2 Aufbau und Inhalt 3 Lite …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The opera corpus — is a list of nearly 2,500 works by more than 775 individual opera composers. Some of the works listed below are still being performed today   but many are not. The principal works of the major composers are given as well as those of historical… …   Wikipedia

  • The Magdalen Reading — Rogier van der Weyden, The Magdalen Reading, 62.2 cm × 54.4 cm (24.5 in × 21.4 in). Date unknown but possibly 1435–38. Oil on oak panel. National Gallery, London. The Magdalen Reading is one of three surviving fragments of a large mid 15th… …   Wikipedia