Peter Gunn (2:06)

Cover of The Best of Henry Mancini

From The Best of Henry Mancini and 61 other releases

This classic soundtrack set the stage for the detective drama “Peter Gunn” and almost instantly made Henry Mancini a household name. The album showcases the West Coast “cool” jazz sounds the drama’s title character heard in the jazz roadhouse that was his hangout. It also features a young John Williams (“Star Wars”, the Indiana Jones movies) on piano.


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  • BrunoGebarski

    Henry Mancini aka "Hank" was a fabulous writer and composer! His "Pink Panther" theme is known by EVERYBODY! even my kids who are not into jazz at all know the Pink Panther theme! And for them that's "old stuff" :-)

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • victoria1908


    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • steamboat58

    Good one, thanks Dora

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • chingbling

    I think I prefer Duanne Eddy's version of this great piece.

    27 Dec 2011 Reply
  • trishbell

    Feeling wild and sexy with this one!

    6 Jan 2011 Reply
  • algenon50

    what a great atmospheric classic sound !!!!!..................

    5 Nov 2010 Reply
  • mintonmedia

    Heheh. Does this define an era or what?

    20 Aug 2010 Reply
  • JukeBoxHero48

    Mancini ~ brilliant :-)

    15 Aug 2010 Reply

    one of the best all time

    15 Aug 2010 Reply
  • danvedda

    Again, not the original track--for God's sake, use the Henry Mancini original or attribute it. He used some of the best sidemen in the world and his arrangements of his compositions are superb. His tunes are so covered--great--but he was the full package.

    7 Feb 2010 Reply
  • doravilledon

    Mancini described this as a rock and roll tune. It has been covered by many rock bands (i.e. Duane Eddy and Emerson, Lake and Palmer). I love it!

    8 Jan 2010 Reply
  • ktxed


    4 Dec 2009 Reply
  • GrizzlyMike

    A soundtrack with punch!!!!

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Maman8

    Shorter and better than "Art of Noise'!

    12 Oct 2009 Reply
  • slickricky55

    /\/\/\/\/\/\____COOL MAN___/\/\/\/\/\/\

    3 Sep 2009 Reply
  • ruetty79

    Henry... I love you. He was a genius.

    24 Jul 2009 Reply
  • steamboat58

    Yep, like it.

    5 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Rowsenator


    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • lilijardinera

    Hoy descubro a Henry Mancini, años atrás ni me molesté en escucharlo lasvo al ver las series.

    15 Jan 2009 Reply
  • peter-gunn

    Peter Gunn!!!

    7 Jan 2009 Reply
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