The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
Released: Jan 1963
Label: Impulse! Records
This six-part suite is Mingus at his most brilliant, creating an exhilarating and harrowing musical psychodrama that falls in between Duke Ellington's big band adventures and the back-alley chiaroscuro effects of film noir. The 11-piece group makes a full symphonic sound that's as intense and dizzying as life itself.