Charles Mingus – The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady

Mingus’ orchestration on this six-piece suite is psychologically amazing. Through his rich textures, vibrant tonal colors and expressive rhythms, one could feel the suffering, struggling and mourning in his conceptual compositions. “Group Dancers” is my personal favorite. I can’t get the exquisite eastern melody, the breathtaking flamenco guitar and the dizzying horn lines out of my head.