The Music From Peter Gunn
Shelly was always on the lookout for new material, and he found delight in the music of Mancini-who, in turn, was a big fan of what Manne & His Men did here. They take Mancini's themes and harmonies as a point of departure, creating fresh sounds of their own as they do Odd Ball; Blue Steel; Spook; Joanna; Goofin' at the Coffee House; Lightly , and more! 1959 release.
Peter Gunn was considered something of a ground breaking television detective series, earning numerous plaudits during its run. However, it is for its music that it has become most synonymous, earning composer Henry Mancini an Emmy Award and two Grammys. Whilst other series used generic music, Henry Mancini decided to utilise jazz, giving the series a distinctive feel and also translating its popularity to record buyers, who made The Music From Peter Gunn a #1 smash.
This is a 'rare' vinyl tv show soundtrack album called "more music from peter gunn", & it's composed & conducted by henry mancini. It's on the rca victor label #lsp-2040 in 'living stereo', & it came out in 1959! It contains a dozen tv show episode themes like: "walkin' bass, timothy, joanna, my manne shelly, goofin' at the coffee house, odd ball, blue steel, the little man theme, spook!, a quiet gass, lightly blues for mother's".
Mancini ~ Mancini
The classic TV detective series Peter Gunn, which ran from 1958 to 1961, is probably best remembered today due to the show's trendsetting score written by Henry Mancini and inspired by the West Coast Cool jazz style. On Music for Peter Gunn, GRAMMY-nominated conductor Steven Richman and the sensational Harmonie Ensemble/New York (joined by ace old-school improvisers Lew Soloff and Lew Tabackin), place their own stamp on Mancini's iconic orchestrations.
Henry Mancini's album The Music from Peter Gunn (1959) was originally released by RCA Victor, and contains his music for the TV series Peter Gunn. It was the first album ever to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1959. The opening theme music is notable for its combination of jazz orchestration with a straightforward rock 'n roll beat. In his autobiography Did They Mention the Music? Mancini stated: "the Peter Gunn title theme actually derives more from rock and roll than from jazz.