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Black Saint Records main series discography

This is a discography of the main series of albums released on the Black Saint label from 1975 onwards. The series stared as LPs numbered BSR 0001, BSR 0002, and so on. In the mid to late 1980s albums were released on both LP and CD. The CDs were numbered differently.

This page lists albums in the sequence Black Saint 0050 to 0099. Track listings are for the original LP release.

Black Saint pages: 0001-0049 | 0050-0099 | 0100-0149 | 0150-0242

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Black Saint 0050 to 0099

3 x 4 Eye, Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound Ensemble, 1981, Black Saint 0050

Tracks : Cut Outs for Quintet, Jo Jar, 3 x 4 Eye, Variations on a Folk Song Written in the Sixties

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Hugh Ragin, A. Spencer Barefiled, Jaribu Shahid, Tani Tabbal

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Duet, Muhal Richard Abrams featuring Amina Claudine Myers, 1981, Black Saint 0051

Tracks : Transparency of Lobo Lubu, Miss Amina, Swang Rag Swang, Down the Street from the Gene Ammons Public School, Journey Home as Seen Through the Fairness of Life, Dance from the East, One for Peggy

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Amina Claudine Myers

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Earth Passage - Density, Joseph Jarman - Don Moye, 1981, Black Saint 0052

Tracks : Zulu Village: Hommage/Summoning the Elders/Children's Sun Celebration, Happiness Is, Jawara, Sun Spots

Musicians : Joseph Jarman, Famoudou Don Moye, Craig Harris, Rafael Garrett

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Go In Numbers, Leo Smith & New Dalta Ahkri, 1981, Black Saint 0053

Tracks : The World Soul, Go In Numbers (For Kashala And Sarhanna), Illumination: The Nguzo Saba, Changes

Musicians : Leo Smith, Dwight Andrews, Wes Brown, Bobby Naughton

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Clevont Fitzhubert, Oliver Lake Quartet, 1981, Black Saint 0054

Tracks : November '80, Sop, Clevont Fitzhubert, King, Tap Dancer, Hmbay

Musicians : Oliver Lake, Baikida Carroll, Donald Smith, Pheeroan akLaff

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Home, David Murray Octet, 1982, Black Saint 0055

Tracks : Home, Santa Barbara and Crenshaw Follies, Choctaw Blues, Last of the Hipmen, 3-D Family

Musicians : David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Olu Dara, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, George Lewis, Anthony Davis, Wilber Morris, Steve McCall

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Revue, World Saxophone Quartet, 1982, Black Saint 0056

Tracks : Revue, Affairs of the Heart, Slide, Little Samba, I Heard That, Hymn for the Old Year, Ming, David's Tune, Quinn Chapel A.M. E Church

Musicians : Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, David Murray

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Dauwhe, John Carter Octet, 1982, Black Saint 0057

Tracks : Dauwhe, Ode to the Flower Maiden, Enter from the East, Soft Dance, The Mating Ritual

Musicians : John Carter, Bobby Bradford, James Newton, Charles Owens, Red Callender, Roberto Miranda, William Jeffrey, Luis Peralta

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Common Goal, String Trio of New York, 1982, Black Saint 0058

Tracks : Multiple Reasons, Space Walk, San San Nana, Between the Lines, Common Goal, Extensions and Exceptions

Musicians : Billy Bang, James Emery, John Lindberg

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Some Order, Long Understood, Wayne Horvitz, Butch Morris & William Parker, 1982, Black Saint 0059

Tracks : Psalm, Some Order, Long Understood

Musicians : Wayne Horvitz, Butch Morris, William Parker

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Mixed Quintet, Leroy Jenkins, 1982, Black Saint 0060

Tracks : Shapes, Textures, Rhythms, Moods of Sound, No. 3

Musicians : Leroy Jenkins, James Newton, Marty Ehrlich, John Clark, J. D. Parran

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Blues Forever, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1982, Black Saint 0061

Tracks : Ancient and Future Reflections, Du King, Chambea, Duet for One World, Blues Forever, Cluster for Many Worlds, Quartet to Quartet

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Baikida Carroll, Craig Harris, Wallace Laroy McMillan, Jimmy Vass, Eugene Ghee, Vincent Chancey, Howard Johnson, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Michael Logan, Andrew Cyrille

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Dimension 5, John Lindberg Quintet, 1982, Black Saint 0062

Tracks : Eleven Thrice, T'Wixt C and D Part 1, T'Wixt C and D Part 2, Dimension 5

Musicians : John Lindberg, Hugh Ragin, Marty Ehrlich, Billy Bang, Thurman Barker

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BASSically Yours, World Bass Violin Ensemble, 1983, Black Saint 0063

Tracks : Dr. Norma (For Norma Nager), Oppeizm (Dedicated To Oscar Pettiford), Mwanga Rag (For Kunle Mwanga), Moody's Mood For Love, A Lease And A Link (For Elizabeth Link), And We Thought We Were So Different (For Ernest And Eleanor Smith)

Musicians : Bob Cunningham, Brian Smith, Fred Hopkins, Greg Maker, Phil Bowler, Rick Rozie, Rufus Reid, Thurman Barker

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Colours, Sam Rivers Winds of Manhattan, 1983, Black Saint 0064

Tracks : Lilacs, Colours, Spiral, Matrix, Revival, Blossoms

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Marvin Blackman, Talib Kibwe, Chris Roberts, Steve Coleman, Bobby Watson, Nat Dixon, Bill Cody, Eddie Alex, Jimmy Cozier, Patience Higgins

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Murray's Steps, David Murray Octet, 1983, Black Saint 0065

Tracks : Murray's Steps, Sweet Lovely, Sing Song, Flowers for Albert

Musicians : David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Bobby Bradford, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, Craig Harris, Curtis Clark, Wilber Morris, Steve McCall

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Four Compositions (Quartet) 1983, Anthony Braxton, 19??, Black Saint 0066

Tracks : Composition No. 105 a, Composition No. 69 M, Composition No. 69 O, Composition No. 69 Q

Musicians : Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, John Lindberg, Gerry Hemingway

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Wee Sneezawee, Jimmy Lyons Quintet, 1984, Black Saint 0067

Tracks : Wee Sneezawee, Gossip, Remembrance, Shackinback, Driads

Musicians : Jimmy Lyons, Raphe Malik, Karen Borca, William Parker, Paul Murphy

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Rebirth of a Feeling, String Trio of New York, 1984, Black Saint 0068

Tracks : Open Up, Karottenkopf, Ephemera Trilogy, Penguins An' Other Strange Birds, Utility Grey

Musicians : Billy Bang, James Emery, John Lindberg

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Live in Berlin, Marilyn Crispell Quartet, 1984, Black Saint 0069

Tracks : ABC (for Anthony), Chant, Burundi

Musicians : Marilyn Crispell, Billy Bang, Peter Kowald, John Betsch

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Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound and Space Ensembles, Roscoe Mitchell, 1984, Black Saint 0070

Tracks : Words, Wastin' My Tyme, Views A, B, C, Line Fine Lyon Seven, View D, Variations on Sketches from Bamboo

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Michael Mossman, Gerald Oshita, Spencer Barefield, Jaribu Shahid, Tani Tabbal, Tom Buckner

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Rejoicing with the Light, Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra, 1984, Black Saint 0071

Tracks : The Heart Is Love and "I Am", Blessed Be the Heavens at 12, Bloodline, Rejoicing with the Light, Spiral to Clarity

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Warren Smith, John Purcell, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Vincent Chancey, Eugene Ghee, Patience Higgins, Marty Ehrlich, Craig Harris, Baikida Carroll, Howard Johnson, Abdul Wadud, Rick Rozie, Andrew Cyrille

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Give and Take, John Lindberg Trio, 1984, Black Saint 0072

Tracks : Give and Take, Float, Be Out S'cool, Shunk-Shank, Stick Figures, Drift

Musicians : John Lindberg, George Lewis, Barry Altschul

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Angedras, Marcello Melis, 1984, Black Saint 0073

Tracks : Angedras 1 (Water), Angedras 2 (Earth), Angedras 3 (Air), Angedras 4 (Fire)

Musicians : Marcello Melis, Sandro Satta, Don Pullen, Famoudou Don Moye

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Expandable Language, Oliver Lake Quintet, 1984, Black Saint 0074

Tracks : Expandable Language, Comous, N.S., Page Four, Soons, Everybody Knows That

Musicians : Oliver Lake, Kevin Eubanks, Geri Allen, Fred Hopkins, Pheeroan akLaff

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Morning Song, David Murray Quartet, 1984, Black Saint 0075

Tracks : Morning Song, Body and Soul, Light Blue Frolic, Jitterbug Waltz, The Off Season, Duet

Musicians : David Murray, John Hicks, Reggie Workman, Ed Blackwell

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Favorite Street: Rova Plays Lacy, Rova Saxophone Quartet, 1984, Black Saint 0076

Tracks : The Dumps, The Throes, Sidelines, Undone, Beeline, Moon, Snips

Musicians : Andrew Voigt, Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley, Larry Ochs

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Live in Zurich, World Saxophone Quartet, 1984, Black Saint 0077

Tracks : Hattie Wall, Funny Paper, Touchic, My First Winter, Bordertown, Steppin', Stick, Hattie Wall

Musicians : Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, David Murray

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The Circle of Time, Amina Claudine Myers Trio, 1984, Black Saint 0078

Tracks : Louisville, Plowed Fields, Do You Wanna Be Saved, Christine, The Clock, The Circle of Time

Musicians : Amina Claudine Myers, Don Pate, Thurman Barker

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Blaster Master, Keshavan Maslak with Charles Moffett, 1984, Black Saint 0079

Tracks : Blast Yo Mama, Jizz And Cocktails, Blaster Master, Jim Jizzbo, Judy Jizzbo

Musicians : Keshavan Maslak, Charles Moffett

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Evidence of Things Unseen, Don Pullen, 1984, Black Saint 0080

Tracks : Evidence of Things Unseen, Victory Dance (For Sharon), Un In the Beginning (For Nick), Perseverance, Rejoice

Musicians : Don Pullen

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View from Within, Muhal Richard Abrams Octet, 1984, Black Saint 0081

Tracks : Laja, View from Within, Personal Conversations, Down at Peppers, Positrain, Inner Lights

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Stanton Davis, John Purcell, Marty Ehrlich, Warren Smith, Ray Mantilla, Rick Rozie, Thurman Barker

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Trilogy of Works for Eleven Instrumentalists, John Lindberg, 1985, Black Saint 0082

Tracks : Holler, M To M, Dresden Moods

Musicians : John Lindberg, Hugh Ragin, Mike Mossman, Ray Anderson, Marty Ehrlich, J.D. Parran, Pablo Calogero, Vincent Chancey, Eric Watson, Alan Jaffe, Thurman Baker

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Urban Blues, Leroy Jenkins' Sting, 1984, Black Saint 0083

Tracks : Static In The Attic, Looking For The Blues, Come On Home, Baby, Why Can't I Fly, O.W. Fredrick, No Banks River, Through The Ages, Jehova

Musicians : Leroy Jenkins, Terry Jenoure, Brandon Ross, James Emery, Alonzo Gardner, Kamal Sabir

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Live at Montreal International Jazz Festival, New Air, 1985, Black Saint 0084

Tracks : Sir Simpleton, Difda Dance, Roll On, Tragedy On a Thursday Afternoon, No. 1

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Pheeroan akLaff

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Live at Sweet Basil Volume 1, David Murray Big Band, 1985, Black Saint 0085

Tracks : Lovers, Bechet's Bounce, Silence, Duet for Big Band

Musicians : David Murray, Olu Dara, Baikida Carroll, Craig Harris, Bob Stewart, Vincent Chancey, Steve Coleman, John Purcell, Rod Williams, Fred Hopkins, Billy Higgins

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Six Compositions (Quartet) 1985, Anthony Braxton, 1985, Black Saint 0086

Tracks : Composition No. 114 (+ 108A), Composition No. 110C, Composition No. 115, Composition No. 110A (+ 108B), Composition No. 110D, Composition No. 116

Musicians : Anthony Braxton, Marilyn Crispell, John Lindberg, Gerry Hemingway

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Give It Up, Jimmy Lyons Quintet, 1985, Black Saint 0087

Tracks : Give It Up, Methods, Never, Ballada

Musicians : Jimmy Lyons, Enrico Rava, Karen Borca, Jay Oliver, Paul Murphy

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The Sixth Sense, Don Pullen Quintet, 1985, Black Saint 0088

Tracks : The Sixth Sense, In the Beginning, Tales From the Bright Side, Gratitude, All Is Well

Musicians : Don Pullen, Olu Dara, Donald Harrison, Fred Hopkins, Bobby Battle

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Children, David Murray, 1985, Black Saint 0089

Tracks : David's Tune, Death, All the Things You Are, Tension

Musicians : David Murray, James Blood Ulmer, Don Pullen, Lonnie Plaxico, Marvin "Smitty" Smith

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The Flow of Things, Roscoe Mitchell Quartet, 1986, Black Saint 0090

Tracks : The Flow of Things No. 1, The Flow of Things No. 2, Cards for Quartet, The Flow of Things No. 3

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Jodie Christian, Malachi Favors, Steve McCall

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Colors in Thirty-Third, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1987, Black Saint 0091

Tracks : Drumman Cyrille, Miss Richarda, Munktmunk, Soprano Song, Piano-Cello Song, Colors in Thirty-Third, Introspection

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, John Blake, John Purcell, Dave Holland, Fred Hopkins, Andrew Cyrille

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Transit, Karl Berger, Dave Holland & Ed Blackwell, 1987, Black Saint 0092

Tracks : Dakar Dance, Transit, Chimney Road, Ornette, Out There Alone, Drums First, We Change

Musicians : Karl Berger, Dave Holland, Ed Blackwell

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Red and Black in Willisau, Dewey Redman & Ed Blackwell, 1987, Black Saint 0093

Tracks : Willisee, "We Hope, F I, Communication, S 126

Musicians : Dewey Redman, Ed Blackwell

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Timo's Message, John Tchicai Group, 1987, Black Saint 0094

Tracks : Frisk Baglaens, Mushi Miyake, Homage A Tanguy, Exercise, Mothers, Stella By Starlight, Flying Belabirds, The Struggle With The 7th, Homage A Kay

Musicians : John Tchicai, Christian Kuntner, Thomas Dürst, Timo Fleig

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Live at Sweet Basil Volume 2, David Murray Big Band, 1987, Black Saint 0095

Tracks : Dewey's Circle, Roses, David's Tune, Great Peace, Four Minute Marvin (For Marvin Gaye)

Musicians : David Murray, Olu Dara, Baikida Carroll, Craig Harris, Bob Stewart, Vincent Chancey, Steve Coleman, John Purcell, Rod Williams, Fred Hopkins, Billy Higgins

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Live at Brooklyn Academy of Music, World Saxophone Quartet, 1987, Black Saint 0096

Tracks : One/Waltz/Time, Great Peace, Kinda' Up, Paper Works, Open Air (For Tommy), Georgia Blue

Musicians : Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, David Murray

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The Clarinet Family, Hamiet Bluiett, 1987, Black Saint 0097

Tracks : Sub-Jump, For Macho (Dedicated To Machito), Nioka, Paper Works, Run Away, To Be There (In Memory Of Duke Ellington), Solo Bass Improvisation No. 1, River Niger, Song For Mama

Musicians : Hamiet Bluiett, Don Byron, Dwight Andrews, John Purcell, Buddy Collette, J.D. Parran, Gene, Ghee, Sir "Kidd" Jordan, Fred Hopkins, Ronnie Burrage

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Natural Balance, String Trio of New York, 1987, Black Saint 0098

Tracks : One for Frankfurt TV, Seven Vice, Texas Koto Blues, Ground Work, Shadows in the Light, Going Through (Art Theme for A. R. Penck)

Musicians : Billy Bang, James Emery, John Lindberg

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Air Show No. 1, New Air featuring Casandra Wilson, 1987, Black Saint 0099

Tracks : Achtud El Buod (Children's Song), Don't Drink That Corner My Life is in the Bush, Air Show, Apricots on Their Wings, Salute to the Enema Bandit, Side Step

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Pheeroan akLaff, Cassandra Wilson

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