Music: New Pop Records, Aug. 11, 1952

Big bands used to take their personality from the improvisations of the front men —Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, et al.—and the orchestrations had only to fit into the leader's style. Nowadays, most bands get their special character from the arranger's musical personality, and the musicians just sit there and play the notes he writes. The most recent and one of the most original of the arrangers' bands, launched last week by Victor: the combination of Ed Sauter, 37, who wrote such items as Benny Rides Again and Superman for Goodman, and...

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