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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 LPs in the sequence Black Saint 0001 to 0049. Track listings are for the original LP releases.

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

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Black Saint 0001 to 0049

Black Saint, Billy Harper, 1975, Black Saint 0001

Tracks : Dance, Eternal Spirits, Dance!, Croquet Ballet, Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart

Musicians : Billy Harper, Virgil Jones, Joe Bonner, David Friesen, Malcolm Pinson

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A Sea of Faces, Archie Shepp, 1975, Black Saint 0002

Tracks : Hipnosis, Song for Mozambique/Poem: A Sea of Faces, I Know About the Life, Lookin' for Someone to Love

Musicians : Archie Shepp, Charles Greenlee, Dave Burrell, Cameron Brown, Beaver Harris, Rafi Taha, Bunny Foy

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Sightsong, Muhal Richard Abrams featuring Malachi Favors, 1976, Black Saint 0003

Tracks : W.W. (Dedicated to Wilbur Ware), J.G. (Dedicated to Johnny Griffin), Sightsong, Two Over One, Way Way Way Down Yonder, Panorama, Unitry (Dedicated to the AACM)

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Malachi Favors

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Capricorn Rising, Don Pullen featuring Sam Rivers, 1976, Black Saint 0004

Tracks : Break Out, Capricorn Rising, Joycie Girl, Fall Out

Musicians : Don Pullen, Sam Rivers, Alex Blake, Bobby Battle

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The Flam, Frank Lowe, 1976, Black Saint 0005

Tracks : Sun Voyage, Flam, Be-Bo-Bo-Be, Third St. Stomp, U.B.O.

Musicians : Frank Lowe, Leo Smith, Joseph Bowie, Alex Blake, Charles "Bobo" Shaw

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In: Sanity, The 360 Degree Music Experience, 1976, Black Saint 0006/7

Tracks : Tradewinds, In: Sanity Suite Part I: Skull Job, In: Sanity Suite Part II: TM's Top, In: Sanity Suite Part III: Complete Operation, Open, Full, Deep and Mellow, Sahara

Musicians : Beaver Harris, Dave Burrell, Keith Marks, Azar Lawrence, Hamiet Bluiett, Cecil McBee, Sunil Garg, Titos Sompa, Francis Haynes, Roger Sardinha, Coleridge Barbour, Alston Jack, Michael Sorzano, Lawrence McCarthy

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Trickles, Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Kent Carter, Beaver Harris, 1976, Black Saint 0008

Tracks : Trickles, I Feel A Draught, The Bite, Papa's Midnite Hop, Robes

Musicians : Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Kent Carter, Beaver Harris

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Holding Together, Oliver Lake, 1976, Black Saint 0009

Tracks : Trailway Shake/Sad Lo-Uis, Hasan, USTA B, Holding Together, Machine Wing, Ballad

Musicians : Oliver Lake, Michael Gregory Jackson, Fred Hopkins, Paul Maddox

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Healing Force, Don Pullen, 1976, Black Saint 0010

Tracks : Pain Inside, Tracey's Blues, Healing Force, Keep on Steppin'

Musicians : Don Pullen

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Il Giro Del Giorno in 80 Mondi, Enrico Rava, 1976, Black Saint 0011

Tracks : C.T.'s Dance, Back to the Sun, Xanadu, Attica, Il Giro del Giorno in 80 Mondi, To Start With Rava, Olhos de Gato

Musicians : Enrico Rava, Bruce Johnson, Marcello Melis, Chip White

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The New Village on the Left, Marcello Melis, Enrico Rava, Roswell Rudd, Don Moye, Gruppo Rubano, 1977, Black Saint 0012

Tracks : First House, Annex A, Third House, Second House, Annex B, Fourth House, Fifth House

Musicians : Marcello Melis, Enrico Rava, Roswell Rudd, Don Moye, Gruppo Rubano

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Old and New Dreams, Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell, 1977, Black Saint 0013

Tracks : Handwoven, Dewey's Tune, Chairman Mao, Next to the Quiet Stream, Augmented, Old and New Dreams

Musicians : Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell

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Resolution, Hamiet Bluiett, 1977, Black Saint 0014

Tracks : Happy Spirit, Flux/A Bad M.F., Head Drake, Before Yesterday, Spring's Joy, Mahalia...No Other One

Musicians : Hamiet Bluiett, Don Pullen, Fred Hopkins, Billy Hart, Don Moye

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Raw Materials and Residuals, Julius Hemphill with Abdul Wadud and Don Moye, 1977, Black Saint 0015

Tracks : C, Mirrors, Long Rhythm, Plateau, G Song

Musicians : Julius Hemphill, Abdul Wadud and Don Moye

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Shadowgraph, George Lewis, 1978, Black Saint 0016

Tracks : Monads, Triple Slow Mix, Cycle, Shadowgraph, 5 (Sextet)

Musicians : George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Douglas Ewart, Anthony Davis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Abdul Wadud

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1-OQA+19, Muhal Richard Abrams, 19??, Black Saint 0017

Tracks : Charlie in the Parker, Balladi, Arhythm Songy, Oqa, Ritob

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton, Leonard Jones, Steve McCall

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Interboogieology, David Murray, 1978, Black Saint 0018

Tracks : Namthini's Shadow, Home, Blues for David, Interboogieology

Musicians : David Murray, Butch Morris, Johnny Dyani, Oliver Johnson, Marta Contreras

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Warriors, Don Pullen, Chico Freeman, Fred Hopkins, Bobby Battle, 1978, Black Saint 0019

Tracks : Warriors Dance: Little Don (Part 1), Warriors Dance: Little Don (Part 2), Land of the Pharoahs

Musicians : Don Pullen, Chico Freeman, Fred Hopkins, Bobby Battle

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The 5th Power, Lester Bowie, 1978, Black Saint 0020

Tracks : Sardegna Amore (New Is Full of Lonely People), 3 in 1 (Three in One), BBB, God Has Smiled on Me, The 5th Power (Finale)

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Arthur Blythe, Amina Claudine Myers, Malachi Favors, Phillip Wilson

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Junk Trap, Charles Bobo Shaw Human Arts Ensemble featuring Joseph Bowie, 1978, Black Saint 0021

Tracks : Beyond The New Horizon, Night Dreamer, Brown Rock City, Skiwee, Junk Trap, Electric Two, Sequence

Musicians : Joseph Bowie, Luther Thomas, James Emery, John Lindberg, Charles Bobo Shaw

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The Legend of Ai Glatson, Leroy Jenkins, 1978, Black Saint 0022

Tracks : Ai Glatson, Brax Stone, Albert Ayler (His Life Was Too Short), What Goes Around Comes Around

Musicians : Leroy Jenkins, Anthony Davis, Andrew Cyrille

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Free to Dance, Marcello Melis, 1979, Black Saint 0023

Tracks : Before The Lights Go On, Struggle To Be, Free To Dance

Musicians : Marcello Melis, Lester Bowie, Fred Hopkins, Sheila Jordan, Jeannie Lee, George Lewis, Don Moye, Don Pullen, Enrico Rava, Gary Valente, Nana Vasconcelos

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Birth and Rebirth, Max Roach featuring Anthony Braxton, 1979, Black Saint 0024

Tracks : Birth, Magic and Music, Tropical Forest, Dance Griot, Spirit Possession, Soft Shoe, Rebirth

Musicians : Max Roach, Anthony Braxton

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Metamusicians' Stomp, Andrew Cyrille, 1979, Black Saint 0025

Tracks : Metamusicians' Stomp, My Ship, 5-4-3-2, Spiegelgasse 14: Reflections + Restaurants/The Park/Flight

Musicians : Andrew Cyrille, Ted Daniel, David S. Ware, Nick DiGeronimo

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Jila - Save! Mon. - The Imaginary Suite, George Lewis & Douglas Ewart, 1979, Black Saint 0026

Tracks : Jila, Save! Mon., The Imaginary Suite: a) Charon, b) The Phoenix

Musicians : George Lewis, Douglas Ewart

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Steppin' with the World Saxophone Quartet, World Saxophone Quartet, 1979, Black Saint 0027

Tracks : Steppin', Ra-Ta-Ta, Dream Scheme, P.O. in Cairo, Hearts, R&B

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

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Milano Strut, Don Pullen featuring Don Moye, 1979, Black Saint 0028

Tracks : Conversation, Communication, Milano Strut, Curve Eleven

Musicians : Don Pullen, Don Moye

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Homage to Charles Parker, George Lewis, 1979, Black Saint 0029

Tracks : Blues, Homage to Charles Parker

Musicians : George Lewis, Douglas Ewart, Anthony Davis, Richard Teitelbaum

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Nuba, Andrew Cyrille, Jeanne Lee & Jimmy Lyons, 1979, Black Saint 0030

Tracks : Nuba 1, Cornbread Picnic (Maize), The One Before Zero, JJ&A, In These Last Days, Sorry, Nuba 2

Musicians : Andrew Cyrille, Jeanne Lee, Jimmy Lyons

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First String, String Trio of New York, 1979, Black Saint 0031

Tracks : The East Side Suite, Subway Ride With Giuseppi Logan, Catharsis in Real Time

Musicians : Billy Bang, James Emery, John Lindberg

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Spihumonesty, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1979, Black Saint 0032

Tracks : Triverse, Inneroutersight, Unichange, Spihumonesty

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis, Leonard Jones, Amina Claudine Myers, Youseff Yancy, Jay Clayton

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Lifelong Ambitions, Leroy Jenkins & Muhal Richard Abrams, 1979, Black Saint 0033

Tracks : Greetings and Salutations, Meditation, Happiness, The Blues, The Weird World, The Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost

Musicians : Leroy Jenkins, Muhal Richard Abrams

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Live Air, Air, 1979, Black Saint 0034

Tracks : Eulogy for Charles Clarke, Portrait of Leo Smith, Keep Right on Playing Thru the Mirror over the Water, Be Ever Out

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

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Troubles, Steve Lacy Quintet, 1979, Black Saint 0035

Tracks : Troubles, Wasted, The Whammies!, Blues, No Baby

Musicians : Steve Lacy, Steve Potts, Irene Aebi, Kent Carter, Oliver Johnson

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No Time Left, Chico Freeman, 1979, Black Saint 0036

Tracks : No Time Left, Uhmla, Circle

Musicians : Chico Freeman, Jay Hoggard, Rick Rozie, Famoudou Don Moye

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Peace and Blessings, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre Quartet, 1979, Black Saint 0037

Tracks : J & M, African Procesion, Any Way You Want It, N 39, Not This, Hexagon

Musicians : Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Longineu Parsons, Leonard Jones, King L. Mock

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The Magic Triangle, Joseph Jarman, Don Pullen & Don Moye, 1979, Black Saint 0038

Tracks : Lonely Child, J.F.M. - 3 Way Blues, Hippy Dippy, What Was Ain't

Musicians : Joseph Jarman, Don Pullen, Don Moye

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Sweet Lovely, David Murray Trio, 1980, Black Saint 0039

Tracks : Coney Island, Corazón, The Hill, Hope Scope

Musicians : David Murray, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

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Flat-Out Jump Suite, Julius Hemphill, 1980, Black Saint 0040

Tracks : Ear, Mind (1st Part), Mind (2nd Part), Heart, Body

Musicians : Julius Hemphill, Olu Dara, Abdul Wadud, Warren Smith

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Mama and Daddy, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1980, Black Saint 0041

Tracks : Fafca, Balu, Malic, Mama And Daddy

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Wallace McMillan, Baikida Carroll, Vincent Chancey, George Lewis, Bob Stewart, Leroy Jenkins, Brian Smith, Andrew Cyrille, Thurman Barker

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Black Paladins, Joseph Jarman - Don Moye featuring Johnny Dyani, 1980, Black Saint 0042

Tracks : Mama Marimba, In Memory of My Seasons, Humility in the Light of the Creator, Black Paladins, Ginger Song, Ode to Wilbur Ware

Musicians : Joseph Jarman, Don Moye, Johnny Dyani

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No Reservation, The Colson Unity Troupe, 1980, Black Saint 0043

Tracks : Family Members, Teachers/World Heroes, Clockwork, Thought From Duke, Patch N.2

Musicians : Adegoke Steve Colson, Wallace LaRoy McMilan, Reggie Willis, Dushun Mosley, Iqua Colson

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Prophet, Oliver Lake Quintet, 1980, Black Saint 0044

Tracks : Hat and Beard, Something Sweet, Something Tender, Poster, The Prophet, Cotton IV, Firm and Ripe

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

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Ming, David Murray Octet, 1980, Black Saint 0045

Tracks : The Fast Life, The Hill, Ming, Jasvan, Dewey's Circle

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

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W.S.Q., World Saxophone Quartet, 1980, Black Saint 0046

Tracks : Sundance, Plainsong, Connections, W.S.Q., Pillars Latino, Suite Music: The Key/Ballad for Eddie Jefferson/Pam-Maw/Hattie Wall, Sound Light, Fast Life

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

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Night Fire, The John Carter Quintet, 1981, Black Saint 0047

Tracks : Morning Bell, Sweet Sunset, Juba Stomp, Buckin', Night Fire - An American Folk Suite

Musicians : John Carter, Bobby Bradford, James Newton, Roberto Miranda, William Jeffrey

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Area Code 212, String Trio of New York, 1981, Black Saint 0048

Tracks : Twixt C and D, Strawberries, Echovamp, Coho, Bang's Bounce, Abjunctinuity

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Air Mail, Air, 1981, Black Saint 0049

Tracks : B. K., R. B., C. T., J. L.

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

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Last updated August 2014