“a key piece of jazz and pop music history” – Bruce Eder, All Music Guide
The Brothers Go to Mother’s
Session at Pete’s Pad
Slow and Easy
A Profound Gass
Brief and Breezy
Not from Dixie
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Notes: A reissue added bonus tracks
“In 1999 the reactivated Buddha Records label gave The Music from Peter Gunn a new and sharper digital transfer” (Eder) and added four tracks [“Walkin’ Bass,” “Blue Steel,” “Spook!,” and “Blues for Mother’s”] from More Music from Peter Gunn.
“This is not only a great CD but a key piece of jazz and pop music history. Back in 1958, Peter Gunn was one of the unexpected hits of the new television season, capturing the imagination of millions of viewers by mixing private eye action with a jazz setting. Composer Henry Mancini was more than fluent in jazz, and his music nailed down the popularity of the series” (Eder).
“With the main title theme, a driving, ominous, exciting piece of music to lead off the album, The Music from Peter Gunn became a huge hit, charting extraordinarily high for a television soundtrack and doing so well that RCA Victor came back the next year asking for a second helping (More Music From Peter Gunn) from Mancini. The music holds up: Session at Pete’s Pad is a superb workout for the trumpets of Pete Candoli, Uan Rasey, Conrad Gozzo, and Frank Beach, while Barney Kessel's electric guitar gets the spotlight during Dreamsville; and Sorta Blue and Fallout are full-ensemble pieces that constitute quintessential ‘cool’ West Coast jazz of the period. In other words, it’s all virtuoso orchestral jazz, presented in its optimum form” (Eder). “This a doubly valuable addition to any jazz or soundtrack collection of the era” (Eder).