« ‘Hank’ Mancini had already written for such films as The Benny Goodman Story, Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil and The Glenn Miller Story. For his contribution to the latter he was nominated, at 28, for an Academy Award. Mancini can now claim the distinction of being the first musician to compose modern jazz for the sound track of a 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. The musicians are the same jazzmen who are heard to outstanding advantage in all the programmes.
This music is Peter Gunn’s kind of jazz. I think you’ll find that it’s your kind, too.
– Blake Edwards »