Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (Verve Acoustic Sound Series)
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
- Acoustic Sounds Series reissue from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises
- 180g Vinyl LP
- Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound From Original Analog Tapes
- Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
- Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jacket
The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series) [LP]
Described by Mingus himself as “ethnic folk-dance music,” The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady is a single song cycle rather than a traditional jazz album of separate tracks. The intricate arrangements and raw emotional swings of the piece make it a highlight of Mingus’ career, and one of the most compelling listens in jazz.
There's nothing else in jazz quite like this collection recorded - astonishingly - in just one session on January 20, 1963. The album uses ornate ensemble orchestration to produce a sound somewhere between jazz and folk.
Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets.
- SIDE 1 -
1 Solo Dancer (Stop! and Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney!)
2 Duet Solo Dancers (Heart's Beat and Shades in Physical Embraces)
3 Group Dancers ([Soul Fusion] Freewoman and Oh This Freedom's Slave Cries)
- SIDE 2 -
1 Trio and Group Dancers (Stop! Look! and Sing Songs of Revolutions!)
2 Single Solos and Group Dance (Saint and Sinner Join in Merriment on Battle Front)
3 Group and Solo Dance (Of Love, Pain, and Passioned Revolt, Then Farewell, My Beloved, 'Til It's Freedom Day)