Charles Mingus "The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady" 1 x LP [All Analog - Impulse Acoustic Sounds Series]

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  • 1 x LP 180g Black Vinyl
  • Audio Source:  Analog Tape
  • Lacquers: Ryan K Smith / Sterling Sound
  • Plating & Pressing: Quality Record Pressing
  • Print & Paper: Stoughton Printing
  • Original Release Date: 1963

On January 20, 1963, bassist and composer Charles Mingus recorded in just one session — astonishingly — a very personal and socially conscious work he titled The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady. With liner notes written by Mingus's psychotherapist, the album uses ornate ensemble orchestration to produce a sound somewhere between jazz and folk.

Released on Impulse! Records in 1963, the album consists of a single continuous composition — partially written as a ballet — divided into four tracks and six movements. Of his adventurous and hauntingly eloquent work, among his other creations, Mingus said: "My music is evidence of my soul's will to live."  The evidence of that life-force amounts to some of the most dramatic and powerful jazz composed in the 20th century.

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