Peter Gunn - The Jazz Sound from the TV Series
  • Henry Mancini
    Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini

Peter Gunn - The Jazz Sound from the TV Series

Fresh Sound Soundtracks

Personnel:
Pete Candoli, Stu Williamson, Ray Linn, Don Fagerquist, Johnny Audino (tp), Frank Rosolino, Dick Nash, Milt Bernhart (tb), Ted Nash, Bud Shank, Ronnie Lang (reeds), John T. Williams, Russ Freeman, Bob Florence, Jimmy Rowles (p), Larry Bunker (vib), Tommy Tedesco, Tony Rizzi (g), Buddy Clark (b), Alvin Stoller, Frank Capp (d), Emil Richards (perc)

Reference: FSCD 2009

Bar code: 8427328620093

"Currently the music director of Spartan Productions, Mancini can now claim the distinction of being the first musican to compose modern jazz for the sound track of a filmed television series.

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. Here are some of them: Drummer Jack Sperling and bassist Rolly Bundock state the show's forceful opening motif, Fallout! The raw-sounding trumpet belongs to Pete Candoli, a veteran of the Woody Herman and Stan Kenton bands. Dreamsville, which might be subtitled "a love refrain for hipsters," features a moving alto sax solo by Ted Nash; his brother Dick can be heard dueling with fellow trombonist Milt Bernhart on Session at Pete's Pad. Saxist Ronnie Lang, who, in common with most of the musicians here, is a graduate of the Les Brown band, wields a bulging baritone on Sorta Blue. Other soloists at Mother's, the nitery where Peter Gunn hangs his Brooks Brothers jacket, are vibist Larry Bunker and pianist Johnny T. Williams.

This music is Peter Gunn's kind of jazz. I think you'll find that it's your kind, too."

-Blake Edwards

Album details

All music composed by HENRY MANCINI

Orchestra Conducted by TED NASH
Arrangements by MAXWELL DAVIS

Tracks #1,4,6 & 12: PETE CANDOLI, UAN RASEY, LARRY SULLIVAN and JOE TRISCARI, trumpets; DICK NASH, DAVE WELLS, JIMMY PRIDDY and KARL DE KARSKE, trombones; TED NASH, alto sax & flute; RONNIE LANG, baritone sax; ART MAEBE JR., BILL HINSHAW, JIMMY DECKER and GEORGE HYDE, French horns; LARRY BUNKER, vibes; JOHN T. WILLIAMS, piano; ROLLIE BUNDOCK, bass; ALVIN STOLLER, drums.

Tracks #3 & 8: PETE CANDOLI, trumpet (out on #3); DICK NASH, trombone; TED NASH, alto sax & flute; RONNIE LANG, baritone sax (out on #3); JOHN T. WILLIAMS, piano; LARRY BUNKER, vibes; ROLLIE BUNDOCK, bass; ALVIN STOLLER, drums.

Tracks #11,14,16 & 18: TED NASH, flute (out on #14 & 18); RUSS FREEMAN, piano; LARRY BUNKER, vibes; TONY RIZZI, guitar; CLIFF HILS, bass; ALVIN STOLLER, drums.

Recorded at the Radio Recorders Studios, Hollywood 1959

Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by PETE CANDOLI

Track #21: PETE CANDOLI (lead), CONTE CANDOLI (soloist) trumpets; MILT BERNHART, DICK NASH, trombones; TED NASH and RONNIE LANG, alto saxes; LARRY BUNKER, vibes; RUSS FREEMAN, piano; VINCE TERRY, guitar; RED MITCHELL, bass; FRANK CAPP, drums.

Tracks #2,15,13 & 20: CONTE CANDOLI, trumpet; DICK NASH, trombone; RONNIE LANG, alto sax & flute; RUSS FREEMAN, piano; LARRY BUNKER, vibes; HOWARD ROBERTS, guitar; RED MITCHELL, bass; FRANK CAPP, drums.

Tracks #10 & 19: CONTE CANDOLI, trumpet; DICK NASH, trombone; RONNIE LANG, alto sax & flute; JIMMY ROWLES, piano; LARRY BUNKER, vibes; VINCE TERRI, guitar; RED MITCHELL, bass; FRANK CAPP, drums.

Tracks #5,7,9 & 17: CONTE CANDOLI, trumpet; FRANK ROSOLINO, trombone; TED NASH, alto sax, flute & piccolo; JIMMY ROWLES, piano; LARRY BUNKER, vibes; HOWARD ROBERTS, guitar; RED MITCHELL, bass; FRANK CAPP, drums.

Recorded at United Recording Studios, Hollywood, April 28, and May 7, 1959

Orchestra Conducted by DAVE PELL
Arrangements by BOB FLORENCE & JIMMY PRIDDY (only #22)

Track #22: DON FAGERQUIST, OLLIE MITCHELL, RAY LINN, JOHN AUDINO, trumpets; HARRY BETTS, JOE HOWARD, BOB EDMONDSON, trombones; GEORGE ROBERTS, bass trombone; DICK PERISSI and JACK CAVE, French horns; ROBERT DRASNIN and RONNIE LANG, alto saxes; MARTY BERMAN, baritone sax; BOBBY HAMMACK, piano; TOMMY TEDESCO, guitar; LARRY BUNKER, vibes & percussion; BUDDY CLARK, bass; FRANK CAPP, drums; EMIL RICHARDS, percussion.

Tracks #23 & 24: STU WILLIAMSON, trumpet; FRANK ROSOLINO and JIMMY PRIDDY, trombones; TED NASH, alto sax; BUD SHANK, alto & baritone sax; BOB FLORENCE, piano; TOMMY TEDESCO, guitar, LARRY BUNKER, vibes & percussion; ROLLIE BUNDOCK, bass; FRANK CAPP, drums; EMIL RICHARDS, percussion.

Recorded at United Recording Studios, Hollywood, August 25 (#22) & 28 (#23 & 24) 1961

Compiled & produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Press reviews

"This CD collects most of the material Mancini wrote for the late-'50s, noir-ish TV drama Peter Gunn [...] The innovative and appropriate jazz soundtrack includes arrangements by Pete Candoli, Maxwell Davis, and Bob Florence and features some of the best Los Angeles session players of the time (Bud Shank, Russ Freeman, Red Mitchell, etc.). Mancini takes up from his earlier soundtrack for Orson Welles' Touch of Evil with brass-heavy, crime jazz tunes like "Fallout!" and rock & roll swing numbers like Spook!" and the title-track. The bulk of the material, though, is in a cool, West Coast jazz vein, including brisk swingers like "Blue Steel" and breezy and mid-tempo cuts like "Goofin' at the Coffee House." Also included are the kind of sleepy-eyed lounge cuts Mancini excelled at, like "Dreamsville," "A Quiet Gass," and "Soft Sounds." This is an excellent collection and one that ranks with Mancini's other fine film and TV work from the '50s and '60s."

Stephen Cook -All Music Guide

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