Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady
Verve Acoustic Sounds Series reissue LP. Features transfers from analog tapes and remastered 180g vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.
Charles Mingus and company conjured magic on 20th January 1963. The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady is a composed piece spread over six parts, with occasional blasts of full-ensemble free improvisation. Still sounds mind-blowing all these years later - a true original at the intersection of jazz and Mingus' vision of folk.