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The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

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The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1963
RecordedJanuary 20, 1963, in New York City
ProducerBob Thiele
Charles Mingus chronology
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The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is a studio album by Charles Mingus. Charles Mingus was an American jazz music maker. Impulse! Records released the album in July 1963. Many people think it is one of the greatest jazz albums ever made.[1][2]

An 11-person band recorded the album's music on January 20, 1963. The album has notes in it written by Mingus and his psychotherapist Edmund Pollock. Mingus called the music on the album "ethnic folk-dance music".[3]

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs written and composed by Charles Mingus. All tracks have subtitles. The fourth track is three pieces with different names.. 

No. TitleSubtitle Length
1. "Track A – Solo Dancer"  "Stop! Look! And Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney!" 6:39
2. "Track B – Duet Solo Dancers"  "Hearts' Beat and Shades in Physical Embraces" 6:45
3. "Track C – Group Dancers"  "(Soul Fusion) Freewoman and Oh, This Freedom's Slave Cries" 7:22
4. "Mode D – Trio and Group Dancers"
"Mode E – Single Solos and Group Dance"
"Mode F – Group and Solo Dance"  
"Stop! Look! And Sing Songs of Revolutions!"
"Saint and Sinner Join in Merriment on Battle Front"
"Of Love, Pain, and Passioned Revolt, then Farewell, My Beloved, 'til It's Freedom Day"
Total length:

References[change | change source]

  1. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. pp. 140. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  2. Robert Spencer (June 1, 1997). "Charles Mingus: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
  3. Micucci, Matt (2021-04-29). "Crate Digging: Third Stream". JAZZIZ Magazine. Retrieved 2021-08-10.