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Henry Mancini: Music for Peter Gunn ()


The music on this recording will seem so familiar, at least to U.S. listeners, that it may be difficult to imagine how much of a novelty it was when it first appeared. It was, in the words of annotator John Caps, "the first dramatic jazz to reach a general audience." The qualifiers are necessary, for jazz had certainly appeared in films prior to the television series Peter Gunn in 1958. But it generally connoted the underside of society, as in the jazz-flavored score of The Man with the Golden Arm (1955). The use of jazz ...

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  1. Peter Gunn Theme
  2. Sorta Blue
  3. The Brothers Go to Mother's
  4. Dreamsville
  5. Session at Pete's Pad
  6. Soft Sounds
  7. Fallout
  8. The Floater
  9. Slow and Easy
  10. A Profound Gass
  11. Brief and Breezy
  12. My Manne Shelly
  13. Blue Steel
  14. Blues for Mother's
  15. Spook
  16. Peter Gunn Theme
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Henry Mancini: Music for Peter Gunn
2014, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 093046762421


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