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Sauter-Finegan Orchestra

Band, 1952-1957 US
Jazz and Pop

The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra was an American swing jazz band popular in the 1950s.The orchestra was led by Eddie Sauter and Bill Finegan, who were both experienced big band arrangers. Sauter played mellophone, trumpet, and drums, and had attended Columbia University and Juilliard; Finegan had studied at the Paris Conservatory. They began recording together in 1952, using inventive arrangements that made use of a variety of unusual instruments, including many orchestral instruments as well as oddities like the kazoo and the beaten human chest.

PortraitDoc Severinsen
tr, fh *1927 US
PortraitMax Bennett
b *1928 US
PortraitBill Finegan
p 1917-2008 US
Bobby Nichols
tr US
PortraitRomeo Penque
fl, sax 1916-1985 US
PortraitMundell Lowe
g *1922 US
PortraitEddie Sauter
xyl, tr 1914-1981 US
PortraitDanny Bank
bs, bcl 1922-2010 US
PortraitNick Travis
tr 1925-1964 US
Harvey Estrin
sax, fl, as 1929-2002 US
PortraitWally Kane
Al Block
as 1925-2015 US
PortraitJoe Venuto
perc, vib US
PortraitHarvey Phillips
tu 1929-2010 US
Sid Cooper
fl, cl, sax 1918-2011 CA
Al De Risi
tr US
PortraitGene Allen
bs, bcl 1928-2008 US
Joe Ferrante
tr 1925-2016 US
PortraitTrigger Alpert
b 1916-2013 US
PortraitMousey Alexander
dr 1922-1988 US
Jay McAllister
PortraitThomas Mitchell
tb 1926-2003 US
PortraitWalter Rosenberger
perc US
PortraitSonny Russo
tb 1929-2013 US
Verlye Mills
hrp *1913 US
Willard Harris
Elden Bailey
John Lesko
Gil Cohen
tb US
Raymond Shiner
ob, sax
Jimmy Thompson
Danny Finton
Steras Charas
Popular Tracks   
Midnight Sleighride - From "The Lieutenant Kije Suite" on New Directions In Music by Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
Doodletown Fifers on New Directions In Music by Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
April In Paris on New Directions In Music by Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
Azure-Te (Paris Blues) on New Directions In Music by Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
The Surrey with the Fringe on Top on The Very Best Of by Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
Nina Never Knew on Directions In Music by Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
When Hearts Are Young on New Directions In Music by Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
Finegan's Wake on Inside Sauter-Finegan by Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
Ramona on The Very Best Of by Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
The "Thundisbreak" on Inside Sauter-Finegan by Sauter-Finegan Orchestra

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Inside The SoundSauter-Finegan Orchestra2007Compil.
The Best Of Sauter-FineganSauter-Finegan Orchestra1998Compil.
That's AllSauter-Finegan Orchestra1997Album
Directions In MusicSauter-Finegan Orchestra1989Compil.
The Greatest Recordings Of The Big Band EraSauter-Finegan Orchestra / Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees / Luis Russell And His Orchestra / Tom Gerun & Orchestra1983Compil.
Sauter FineganSauter-Finegan Orchestra1972Compil.
Pop ConcertSauter-Finegan Orchestra1962Album
Inside Sauter-Finegan RevisitedSauter-Finegan Orchestra1961Compil.
The Return Of The Doodletown FifersSauter-Finegan Orchestra1960Album
AmstramgramSauter-Finegan Orchestra1959Single
Straight Down The MiddleSauter-Finegan Orchestra1958Album
Memories Of Goodman And MillerSauter-Finegan Orchestra1958Album
Under AnalysisSauter-Finegan Orchestra1957Album
Adventure In TimeSauter-Finegan Orchestra1957Single
Under Analysis Vol. ISauter-Finegan Orchestra1957Single
Straight Down The MiddleSauter-Finegan Orchestra1957Single
Adventure In TimeSauter-Finegan Orchestra1956Album
Don't Be Angry / (Why Do I)Sauter-Finegan Orchestra1955Album
Joe's Tune / MobileSauter-Finegan Orchestra1955Single
Doodletown Races / April In ParisSauter-Finegan Orchestra1955Single
Concert JazzSauter-Finegan Orchestra1955Album
Liebermann: Concerto For Jazz Band And Symphony • Richard Strauss: Don JuanRolf Liebermann / Richard Strauss - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Fritz Reiner1955Album
Inside Sauter-FineganSauter-Finegan Orchestra1954Album
Science FictionSauter-Finegan Orchestra1954Single
Of Thee I Sing / Pale MoonSauter-Finegan Orchestra1954Single
Where's Ace / Hit The Road To DreamlandSauter-Finegan Orchestra1954Album
The Sound Of The Sauter-Finegan OrchestraSauter-Finegan Orchestra1954Album
Child's PlaySauter-Finegan Orchestra1953Album
Stop Beatin' 'Round The Mulberry Bush / Tweedle Dee And Tweedle DumSauter-Finegan Orchestra1953Album
Stop Beatin' 'Round The Mulberry Bush / Tweedle Dee And Tweedle DumSauter-Finegan Orchestra1953Album
Doodletown Races / Joey's ThemeSauter-Finegan Orchestra1953Album
The Honey Jump / Time To DreamSauter-Finegan Orchestra1953Single
Doodletown Fifers / April In ParisSauter-Finegan Orchestra1953Album
Now That I'm In Love / Yankee DoodletownSauter-Finegan Orchestra1953Single
Nina Never KnewSauter-Finegan Orchestra1953Single
The Moon Is Blue / "O" (Oh!)Sauter-Finegan Orchestra1953Single
New Directions In MusicSauter-Finegan Orchestra1952Album
April In Paris / Moonlight On The GangesSauter-Finegan Orchestra1952Album
Stop! Sit Down! Relax! Think! / RainSauter-Finegan Orchestra1952Album
Stop! Sit Down! Relax! Think! / RainSauter-Finegan Orchestra1952Album
Midnight SleighrideSauter-Finegan Orchestra1952Single
Doodletown Fifers / Azure-Té (Paris Blues)Sauter-Finegan Orchestra1952Single
The Barney Google March / This Old Man Played OneSauter-Finegan OrchestraSingle
Sauter-Finegan. Vacaciones - Juego SoñadoSauter-Finegan OrchestraSingle
What Is This Thing Called Love / MobileSauter-Finegan OrchestraAlbum
National Guard ShowSauter-Finegan Orchestra And Betty MadiganAlbum
Midnight Sleighride / When Hearts Are YoungSauter-Finegan OrchestraAlbum
Nina Never Knew / Love Is A Simple ThingSauter-Finegan OrchestraAlbum
Doodletown Fifers / Azure-Té (Paris Blues)Sauter-Finegan OrchestraAlbum
Coco Bongo / A Foggy DaySauter-Finegan OrchestraSingle
Moonlight On The Ganges / Nina Never KnewSauter-Finegan OrchestraAlbum
Doodletown Fifers / Moonlight On The GangesSauter-Finegan OrchestraSingle
Stop Beatin' 'Round The Mulberry Bush / Tweedle Dee And Tweedle DumSauter-Finegan OrchestraSingle
Doodletown Rages / The Honey JumpSauter-Finegan OrchestraSingle
Child's Play / Horse PlaySauter-Finegan OrchestraSingle
The Surrey With The Fringe On TopSauter-Finegan OrchestraSingle
RevisitedSauter-Finegan OrchestraAlbum
Extended Play Suite - Volume IISauter-Finegan OrchestraSingle
One Night Stand With The Sauter-Finegan OrchestraSauter-Finegan OrchestraAlbum
What Is This Thing Called Love / Honey BabeSauter-Finegan OrchestraAlbum
Mi Querid Bebe / ¿Que es lo que llaman amor? / Variable / La melodía de JoeSauter-Finegan OrchestraSingle
Collectors CornerJohnny Green And His Orchestra / Sauter-Finegan Orchestra / Kitty KallenCompil.
Honey BabeSauter-Finegan OrchestraSingle
Under Analysis Vol. 2Sauter-Finegan OrchestraSingle
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