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    Jun 11, 2008
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      Bill Finegan passes; Sauter-Finegan Orchestra set new musical standards.

      Arranger expanded jazz orchestra concept

      Creator of scores for big-band giants Dorsey, Miller experimented with genre

      By Jocelyn Y. Stewart
      Tribune Newspapers

      June 10 2008

      Bill Finegan, an architect of the big-band sounds of Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller who later traded in commercial success to co-create the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, which produced music that still stands as some of the most experimental of the swing era, has died. He was 91.

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