Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady

Charles Mingus

Available in
logo Hi-Res
24-Bit 96.0 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Select Audio Quality

To be elegible for this price, subscribe to Sublime+

The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is one of the greatest achievements in orchestration by any composer in jazz history. Charles Mingus consciously designed the six-part ballet as his magnum opus, and -- implied in his famous inclusion of liner notes by his psychologist -- it's as much an examination of his own tortured psyche as it is a conceptual piece about love and struggle. It veers between so many emotions that it defies easy encapsulation; for that matter, it can be difficult just to assimilate in the first place. Yet the work soon reveals itself as a masterpiece of rich, multi-layered texture and swirling tonal colors, manipulated with a painter's attention to detail. There are a few stylistic reference points -- Ellington, the contemporary avant-garde, several flamenco guitar breaks -- but the totality is quite unlike what came before it. Mingus relies heavily on the timbral contrasts between expressively vocal-like muted brass, a rumbling mass of low voices (including tuba and baritone sax), and achingly lyrical upper woodwinds, highlighted by altoist Charlie Mariano. Within that framework, Mingus plays shifting rhythms, moaning dissonances, and multiple lines off one another in the most complex, interlaced fashion he'd ever attempted. Mingus was sometimes pigeonholed as a firebrand, but the personal exorcism of Black Saint deserves the reputation -- one needn't be able to follow the story line to hear the suffering, mourning, frustration, and caged fury pouring out of the music. The 11-piece group rehearsed the original score during a Village Vanguard engagement, where Mingus allowed the players to mold the music further; in the studio, however, his exacting perfectionism made The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady the first jazz album to rely on overdubbing technology. The result is one of the high-water marks for avant-garde jazz in the '60s and arguably Mingus' most brilliant moment.
© Steve Huey /TiVo

More info

The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady

Charles Mingus

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 60 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 60 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Track A- Solo Dancer Album Version
00:06:34

Richard Williams, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Quentin Jackson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Jerome Richardson, Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Piano, Upright Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Mariano, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Thiele, Producer - Dannie Richmond, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jaki Byard, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Rolf Ericson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Don Butterfield, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Berliner, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dick Hafer, Flute, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Simpson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1963 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Track B- Duete Solo Dancers Album Version
00:06:41

Richard Williams, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Quentin Jackson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Jerome Richardson, Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Piano, Upright Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Mariano, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Thiele, Producer - Dannie Richmond, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jaki Byard, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Rolf Ericson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Don Butterfield, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Berliner, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dick Hafer, Flute, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Simpson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1963 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Track C-Group Dancers Album Version
00:07:18

Richard Williams, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Quentin Jackson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Jerome Richardson, Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Charles Mingus, Piano, Upright Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Charlie Mariano, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Thiele, Producer - Dannie Richmond, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jaki Byard, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Rolf Ericson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Don Butterfield, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Berliner, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dick Hafer, Flute, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Simpson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1963 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Medley: Mode D-Trio and Group Dancers/Mode E- Single solos and Group Dance/ModeF-Group and Solo Dance Album Version
00:18:34

Richard Williams, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Quentin Jackson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Jerome Richardson, Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Charles Mingus, Piano, Upright Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Charlie Mariano, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Thiele, Producer - Dannie Richmond, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jaki Byard, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Rolf Ericson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Don Butterfield, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Berliner, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dick Hafer, Flute, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Simpson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1963 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is one of the greatest achievements in orchestration by any composer in jazz history. Charles Mingus consciously designed the six-part ballet as his magnum opus, and -- implied in his famous inclusion of liner notes by his psychologist -- it's as much an examination of his own tortured psyche as it is a conceptual piece about love and struggle. It veers between so many emotions that it defies easy encapsulation; for that matter, it can be difficult just to assimilate in the first place. Yet the work soon reveals itself as a masterpiece of rich, multi-layered texture and swirling tonal colors, manipulated with a painter's attention to detail. There are a few stylistic reference points -- Ellington, the contemporary avant-garde, several flamenco guitar breaks -- but the totality is quite unlike what came before it. Mingus relies heavily on the timbral contrasts between expressively vocal-like muted brass, a rumbling mass of low voices (including tuba and baritone sax), and achingly lyrical upper woodwinds, highlighted by altoist Charlie Mariano. Within that framework, Mingus plays shifting rhythms, moaning dissonances, and multiple lines off one another in the most complex, interlaced fashion he'd ever attempted. Mingus was sometimes pigeonholed as a firebrand, but the personal exorcism of Black Saint deserves the reputation -- one needn't be able to follow the story line to hear the suffering, mourning, frustration, and caged fury pouring out of the music. The 11-piece group rehearsed the original score during a Village Vanguard engagement, where Mingus allowed the players to mold the music further; in the studio, however, his exacting perfectionism made The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady the first jazz album to rely on overdubbing technology. The result is one of the high-water marks for avant-garde jazz in the '60s and arguably Mingus' most brilliant moment.
© Steve Huey /TiVo

About the album

Distinctions:

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...
More on Qobuz
By Charles Mingus

Playlists

You may also like...
In your panoramas...
Impulse! Orange was the New Black

Along with Blue Note and Verve, Impulse! is without doubt one of the best-known American jazz labels. A house painted orange and black that not only produced John Coltrane, but also some of the most adventurous musicians of the 1960s.

The New British Jazz Scene in 10 Albums

Hard bop, hip hop, free jazz, groove, electro, calypso, experimental or Caribbean: the key players of the new British jazz scene are open to everything. They know their classics like the back of their hands though they certainly don’t hold back from exploring all kinds of genres, making for a wonderfully eclectic sound. Here we look back over ten essential albums.

Bill Evans in 10 Albums

If it weren’t for him, Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau and thousands of other jazz pianists would play differently today. Forty years since his death, Bill Evan’s legacy lives on and is more influential than ever before. It’s certainly no mean feat selecting ten of his best albums from an endless discography where even the albums considered non-essential are still superior to 90% of other music. But here it is – a selection of 10 of his best albums, in our humble opinion.

In the news...