Liner Note Authors: John Tynan; Don DeMichael; Arnold Jason.
Recording information: Los Angeles (01/19/1959-05/26/1959).
This two-fer from Ais/American Jazz Classics features a pair of LPs by jazz drummer Shelly Manne, Play Peter Gunn and Son of Gunn!!, originally issued on Contemporary in 1959. Highlights among the 19 tracks include "Peter Gunn," "Dreamsville," and "My Manne Shelly." Casual listeners should pick up The Best of Shelly Manne on Fantasy/ Contemporary before delving into these recordings. ~ Al Campbell