"Music for Peter Gunn" Jumps to No. 5 Billboard Jazz Chart!
The coolest record of the summer - Henry Mancini's Music for Peter Gunn by Steven Richman and Harmonie Ensemble/New York - has jumped to No. 5 on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Chart and No. 14 on the Billboard Jazz Chart! The album, available now on harmonia mundi, made its debut on Traditional Jazz at No. 8.
"Top pros like Lew Tabackin, Ronnie Cuber, Lew Soloff, Victor Lewis, and Francois Moutin help lead this ensemble through tunes that swing and sway and exude all kinds of fun. There’s an honest, heartfelt approach"
- Wondering Sound
THE MEDIA FLIPS FOR MUSIC FOR PETER GUNN:
"[Steven] Richman's Harmonie Ensemble do Mancini's music proud...Marvel at 'Spook''s lolloping 12/8 rhythms, underpinned by squelching brass pedals. 'Dreamsville', the standout ballad, is beautifully done."
- The Arts Desk
"The overall sense is a bit more of everything: more savage urgency to the hard-driving action cues, sweeter shading on the ballads, and an earthier underbelly to the blues numbers. The solos are entirely new"
- Jazz Scan
"exquisite, which is the most germane adjective for every aspect of this lovingly crafted disc... everything is as seamless and flowing as though penned only moments before."
- Acoustic Music
"all those moody smoke-tinged instrumentals come roaring back to life...Henry Mancini's compositions have never sounded more alive and alluring."
- The Morton Report