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Alyn Shipton's selection of jazz in all style and from all eras includes music from the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, who experimented with instrumentation and texture in their music.

In this week's pick of requests for jazz in all styles and from all eras, Alyn Shipton's selection includes music from the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra. This band, led by the innovative arrangers Eddie Sauter and Bill Finegan, experimented with instrumentation and texture to create some entirely original big band music in the early 1950s, which was massively influential on subsequent large jazz orchestras.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 28 Oct 2017 16:00

Music Played

  • The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra

    Swing Low Sweet Chariot

    • Memories of Goodman and Miller.
    • RCA Victor.
  • Louis Armstrong & Bing Crosby

    Gone Fishin'

    • Highlights From His American Decca Years.
    • GRP.
  • Chris Barber

    Saratoga Swing

    • Live in East Berlin.
    • Black Lion.
  • Miles Davis

    He Loved Him Madly

    • Get Up With It.
    • Columbia.
  • Wynton Marsalis

    Happy Feet Blues

    • Live at the Village Vanguard.
    • Blue Note.
  • Keith Tippett

    Stately Dance for Miss Primm

    • You Are Here...I Am There.
    • Polydor.
  • Billie Pierce & De De Pierce

    Love Songs of the Nile

    • Atlantic New Orleans Sessions.
    • Mosaic.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    A Night In Tunisia

    • Dizzy Gillespie (1946 - 1949).
    • RCA Jazz Tribune.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    My Man

    • Have Trumpet, Will Excite.
    • Poll Winners.
  • Dizzy Gillespie


    • Gillespiana & Carnegie Hall Concert.
    • Verve.
  • Dizzy Gillespie


    • Bebop Enters Sweden 1947-49.
    • Dragon.


Artist                Sauter-Finegan Orchestra

Title                 Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Composer        trad arr Sauter

Album              Memories of Goodman and Miller

Label               RCA Victor: LSP 1634

Number           Track 4

Duration          3.23

Performers      Al Block, Al De Risi, Bill Finegan, Bobby Nichols, Danny Bank, Danny Finton,Doc Severinsen, Eddie Sauter, Elden Bailey, Gene Allen, Gil Cohen, Harvey Estrin,Harvey Philips, Jay McAllister, Jimmy Thompson, Joe Ferrante, Joe Venuto, John Lesko, Max Bennett, Mousey Alexander, Mundell Lowe, Nick Travis. Raymond Shiner, Romeo Penque, Sunny Russo, Steras Charas, Thomas Mitchell, Trigger Alpert, Verlye Mills, Wally Kane, Walter Rosenberger.

Artist                Louis Armstrong + Bing Crosby

Title                 Gone Fishin’

Composer        Kenny / Kenny

Album              Highlights From His American Decca Years

Label               GRP

Number           26382 CD2 Track 5

Duration          2.29

Performers      Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby, v with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra, 27 April 1951


Artist               Chris Barber

Title                 Saratoga Swing

Composer        Ellington

Album              Live in East Berlin

Label               Black Lion

Number           BLCD-7605 CD1 S2 Track1

Duration          8.58

Performers      Pat Halcox, t; Chris Barber, tb; John Crocker, as, cl; Stu Morrison, bj; John Slaughter, g; Jackie Flavelle, b; Graham Burbidge, d. 26 Nov 1968.


Artist               Miles Davis

Title                 He Loved Him Madly

Composer        Davis

Album              Get Up With It

Label               Columbia

Number           C2K 63970 CD1 Track1

Duration          4.05 (part play)

Performers      Miles Davis, t; org; Dave Liebman, fl; Pete Cosey, Reggie Lucas, Dominque Gaumont, g; Michael Henderson, b; Al Foster, d; Mtume, perc. June 1974.


Artist               Wynton Marsalis

Title                 Happy Feet Blues

Composer        Marsalis

Album              Live at the Village Vanguard

Label               Columbia

Number           Blue Note: 604-38 CD 5 Track 4

Duration          6.12

Performers      Wynton Marsalis, t; Michael White, cl; Wycliffe Gordon, tb; Victor Goines, reeds; Eric Reed, p; Reginald Veal, b; Herlin Riley, d. 1993.


Artist                Keith Tippett

Title                 Stately Dance for Miss Primm

Composer        Tippett

Album              You are here…I am There

Label               Polydor

Number           2384004 S2 Track5

Duration          6.51

Performers      Marc Charig, c; Nick Evans, tb; Elton Dean, as; Keith Tippett, p; Jeff Clyne, b; Alan Jackson, d. 1970


Artist               Billie and De De Pierce

Title                 Love Songs of the Nile

Composer        Brown / Freed

Album              Atlantic New Orleans Sessions

Label               Mosaic

Number           MD4-179 CD3 Track 1

Duration          4.07

Performers      De De Pierce t; George Lewis, cl; Louis Nelson, tb; Billie Pierce p, v; Papa John Joseph, b; Abbey Chinee Foster, d.  1962


Artist               Dizzy Gillespie

Title                 A Night In Tunisia

Composer        Gillespie, Paparello

Album              Dizzy Gillespie (1946 – 1949)

Label               RCA RCA Jazz Tribune:

Number           ND-89763 CD1 Track 3

Duration          3.03

Performers      Dizzy Gillespie, t; Don Byas, ts; Milt Jackson, vib; Al Haig, p; Bill DeArango, g; Ray Brown, b; J C Heard, d. 1946.


Artist               Dizzy Gillespie

Title                 My Man

Composer        Charles, Pollack, Willemitz, Yvain

Album              Have Trumpet, Will Excite

Label               Poll Winners

Number           27343 Track 2

Duration          4.15

Performers      Dizzy Gillespie, t; Les Spann, g; Junior Mance, p; Sam Jones, b; Lex Humphries, d. 1959.


Artist               Dizzy Gillespie

Title                 Kush

Composer        Gillespie

Album              Gillespiana & Carnegie Hall Concert

Label               Verve

Number           314 519809-2 Track 9

Duration          4.10

Performers      Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Carl Warwick, John Frosk, Nick Travis, t; George Matthews, Arnett Sparrow, Paul Faulise, Britt Woodman, tb; Gunther Schuller, Jim Buffington, John Barrows, Richard Herd, tb; Don Butterfield, tu; Leo Wright, as, fl; Lalo Schifrin, p; Art Davis, b; Chuck Lampkin, d; Ray Barretto, Julio Colazo, Jose Mangual, perc. March 1961.


Artist               Dizzy Gillespie

Title                 Manteca

Composer        Gillespie

Album              Bebop Enters Sweden 1947-9

Label               Dragon

Number           479005 Track 8

Duration          3.17

Performers      Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Burns, Benny Bailey, Lamar Wright, Elmon Wright, t; William Shepherd, Ted Kelly, tb; John Browb, Howard John son, Joe Gayles, George Nicholas, Cecil Payne, reeds; John Lewis, p; Al McKibbon, b; Kenny Clarke, d; Chano Pozo, cga. 2 Feb 1948.


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