Eddie Sauter's Music Time

Orchestra Eddie Sauter

ArticleNr. JAH-460 | 1 CD  (00:00:00) |  Booklet language  englisch
Year recorded1957, 1958
Year published2016

Burton Lane

Dave Hildinger

Eddie Sauter

Frank Loesser

Hans Hammerschmid

Isham Jones

Martial Solal

Richard Rodgers

William 'Count' Basie


Orchestra Eddie Sauter


Tr. 1 William 'Count' Basie: High Tide

Tr. 2 Eddie Sauter: Superman

Tr. 3 Isham Jones: It Had To Be You

Tr. 4 Richard Rodgers: My Funny Valentine

Tr. 5 Dave Hildinger: Was ist los in Baden-Oos

Tr. 6 Martial Solal: Dernière Minute

Tr. 7 Dave Hildinger: Kopf hoch

Tr. 8 William 'Count' Basie: Easy Does It

Tr. 9 Burton Lane: Old Devil Moon

Tr. 10 Eddie Sauter: Three On A Match

Tr. 11 Hans Hammerschmid: Street Market

Tr. 12 Frank Loesser: And Suddenly It's Spring

Tr. 13 Dave Hildinger: Little Girl In A Big City

Tr. 14 Eddie Sauter: Hightor

Tr. 15 Dave Hildinger: Reeperbahn

Tr. 16 Hans Hammerschmid: Porte Au Prince

Tr. 17 Dave Hildinger: Spook Walk

Eddie Sauter, who was originally a trumpeter and had been part of the competence team of Benny Goodman, took over Kurt Edelhagen’s orchestra at the Südwestfunk (SWF) in 1957. Here he had the first time in his career the freedom of conducting a jazz Big Band without a co-leader – which was a great opportunity, but turned out to be also a lot of stress. In 1959 Sauter returned to the United States and there proved his talent for creating a transparent presence with works of film music and the album Focus (1961) by Stan Getz.

In his music, Sauter managed to transfer a cool reduction of bebop bustle into large form without seeming too cool himself. The broadcast concert series Eddie Sauter’s Music Time became the podium for his experiments. The recordings from the SWR archives were made in the winter of 1957/58 at, among other places, Freiburg and Kaiserslautern, and document a programme which, carried off with plenty of American humor, held the balance among standards, originals and experiments.


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