“The Music From Peter Gunn” by Henry Mancini - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1958Album Chart of the Decade: 1950s

TJR says

Highly regarded by jazz enthusiasts, and a huge commercial success, hitting No.1 in the Billboard album charts – a notable achievement for a TV soundtrack album. Alas, only the title track resonates with me. Did you know Mancini built “Peter Gunn” from the bassline of “Down The Road Apiece”? Gotta love a bit of pop trivia. We’re advised from the LP notes: “The music in this album offers an excellent sampling of the sounds you’re likely to hear any Monday eve when Peter Gunn swings into action on NBC-TV. The musicians are the same jazzmen who are heard to outstanding advantage in all the programs… Dreamsville might be subtitled “a love refrain for hipsters”… this music is Peter Gunn’s kind of jazz. I think you’ll find that it’s your kind too.” I guess I’m just not cut out to be a hipster.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [02:04] 9.4.png Henry Mancini - Peter Gunn (Henry Mancini) Jazz
A2 [02:56] 4.7.png Henry Mancini - Sorta Blue (Henry Mancini) Jazz
A3 [02:55] 3.0.png Henry Mancini - The Brothers Go To Mother’s (Henry Mancini) Jazz
A4 [03:54] 5.0.png Henry Mancini - Dreamsville (Henry Mancini) Jazz
A5 [03:58] 4.8.png Henry Mancini - Session At Pete’s Pad (Henry Mancini) Jazz
A6 [03:34] 4.2.png Henry Mancini - Soft Sounds (Henry Mancini) Jazz
B1 [03:08] 2.9.png Henry Mancini - Fallout! (Henry Mancini) Jazz
B2 [03:16] 3.3.png Henry Mancini - The Floater (Henry Mancini) Jazz
B3 [03:03] 2.1.png Henry Mancini - Slow And Easy (Henry Mancini) Jazz
B4 [03:18] 3.2.png Henry Mancini - A Profound Gass (Henry Mancini) Jazz
B5 [03:30] 4.9.png Henry Mancini - Brief And Breezy (Henry Mancini) Jazz
B6 [04:08] 4.5.png Henry Mancini - Not From Dixie (Henry Mancini) Jazz

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