Black Saint and The Sinner Lady
Mingus = Passion. Black Saint and The Sinner Lady = Pure Genius.
Close your eyes and listen. The continuous ebb and flow of images will overwhelm the senses. One of the most beautiful albums I have ever heard.
Highway 61 Revisited
Do I understand what every phrase means? No. Will I keep playing it even if I never completely get it? Yep. Great album.
Commercial music? Sell-out music? It's Charlie Parker. If "Just Friends" is sell-out, then call me a fan of mediocrity.
For anyone who may think hip-hop is a waste of auditory space, download the lyrics to this album and read as you listen. One of the most lyrically adept hip-hop records ever created.