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Son of Gunn!!

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Released  1959
Producer  Lester Koenig
Release date  1959
Genre  Jazz
Length  41:42
Artist  Shelly Manne
Label  Universal Music LLC
Recorded  January 19 & 20, 1959 Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, California
Son of Gunn!! (1959)  At the Black Hawk 1 (1959)
Similar  Shelly Manne & His Men, Jazz Gunn, At the Black Hawk 2, Bells Are Ringing, Li'l Abner

Son of Gunn!! (subtitled Shelly Manne & His Men Play More Music from Peter Gunn) is an album by drummer Shelly Manne's group Shelly Manne & His Men, the second featuring compositions from Henry Mancini's score from the TV show Peter Gunn, which was recorded in 1959 and released on the Contemporary label.

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Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Recorded only five months after the release of Shelly Manne & His Men Play Peter Gunn, Son of Gunn!! sounds exactly like what it is: jazz musicians taking ostensibly generic background music for a television show and trying to make something more out of it. Apparently, even Mancini was aware of the challenge these musicians were facing, and encouraged them to apply free interpretations on these ten cuts and not to worry about maintaining a 'Mancini feeling.' ... In retrospect, this isn't a horrible set, just one that should have focused less on concept and more on vision".

Track listing

All compositions by Henry Mancini

  1. "Odd Ball" - 3:32
  2. "Blue Steel" - 4:57
  3. "Spook!" - 5:19
  4. "Joanna" - 4:08
  5. "Goofin' at the Coffee House" - 3:47
  6. "Walkin' Bass" - 4:23
  7. "My Manne Shelly" - 3:37
  8. "Blues for Mother's" - 4:23
  9. "A Quite Gass" - 4:33
  10. "Lightly" - 3:34

Personnel

  • Shelly Manne - drums
  • Joe Gordon - trumpet
  • Richie Kamuca - alto saxophone
  • Victor Feldman - vibraphone, marimba
  • Russ Freeman - piano
  • Monty Budwig - bass
  • Henry Mancini - arranger
  • Songs

    1Odd Ball3:31
    2Blue Steel4:49
    3Spook!5:21

    References

    Son of Gunn!! Wikipedia


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