Shelly Manne & His Men: Shelly Manne (drums); Victor Feldman, Conte Candoli, Herb Geller, Russ Freeman, Monty Budwig.
Recorded in January 1959.
Personnel: Shelly Manne (drums); Herb Geller (alto saxophone); Conte Candoli (trumpet); Russ Freeman (piano); Victor Feldman (vibraphone, marimba).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Liner Note Author: Lester Koenig.
Recording information: Contemporary Records, L.A., CA (01/19/1959/01/20/1959).
Arranger: Henry Mancini.
The legendary West Coast jazz drummer and his band interpret a selection of Henry Mancini-composed themes from the popular late-1950s TV show PETER GUNN, including the title track and a variety of atmospheric interludes. Cuts like "A Profound Gass" and "Sorta Blue" exude classic cool, while the bluesy "Soft Sounds" and the shimmering "The Brothers" conjure a sophisticated, cocktail hour milieu.