10/16/2007 Dig Up The Roots


Eddie Sauter was a trumpet player, but most notably an arranger with a unique sense of what a tune should sound like. If modern jazz was moving in this direction (hold one of your arms out) Eddie was moving, with no uncertainty, in the opposite. Interested in every sound and piece, Sauter developed interesting and unique ways of physically locating people in recording sessions (before the days of numerous microphones and multi tracking) to isolate sounds and really bring out harmonics.

On this show we heard work that he did with Mildred Baily Red Norvo (1930's); Benny Goodman (1940's - 50's) and also Stan Getz (1960's). The album FOCUS by Getz had an amazing web of stings under neath the loosely improvised horn work. Another Getz/Sauter collaboration was the soundtrack to the film 'Mickey One'. A schitzoid whirl thru the Polish Chicago underground.

A record I've been looking for for a very long time was also heard: Inside Sauter-Finegan. A showcase album from the mid 1950's featuring the work of two arrangers going crazy impressing themselves (Bill Finegan was an arranger for Glenn Miller).

Playlist Tracks: 
Stan Getz - Once Upon A Time / A Summer Afternoon
Album: Focus; Label: Verve
Benny Goodman - Intermezzo / Moonlight On The Ganges / More Than You Know
Album: BG Presets Arrangements By Eddie Sauter; Label: Columbia
Mildred Baily Her Orchestra - As Long As You Live (You'll Be Dead When You Die) / Posin' / Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?) / Smoke Dreams / Slummin' On Park Avenue / Always Always / I Was Doin' Alright / Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam) / Arthur Murry Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry
Album: Mrs. Swing: Mildred Baily; Label: Proper Records
Stan Getz - Where I Live / I Put My Life In Your Hands
Album: Mikey One Soundtrack; Label: MGM
Sauter-Finegan - Pennies From Heaven / 10,000 BC / Wild Wings In The Woods / Finegan's Wake / Autumn Leaves / Eddie And The Witch Doctor
Album: Inside Sauter-Finegan; Label: RCA Victor
Stan Getz - Pan
Album: Focus; Label: Verve
Air Date: 
October 16, 2007

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