Last week I did a First Listen of The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. Below I have my tweets from the experience.
So how has my opinion grown now that I’ve had a week to listen to the album? Well I’m loving it even more so. This is undoubtedly a classic. It has so much to process right away that it was hard to live tweet it in an intelligent way. This is one of the best listening experience I’ve had with a recording. The quality of the music, having to quickly talk about it, and how focused I was during the experience, I highly recommend listening to this album and doing nothing else especially the first time through.
I’ve always known Mingus was a great composer, I still go back to “Ah Um” regularly, but this album surpasses it in virtually every way and being only 40 minutes long it’s hard to find any cons or reasons to not listen to this album. So if you haven’t done so, listen to it today! You won’t be disappointed.