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Combo
Henry Mancini
Combo
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
 
Another Great Album from the Creator of the 'Original Peter Gunn Sound'. Recorded in 1960 with the Support of Pete Candeoli, Dick Nash, Johnny Williams, Ronny Lang and Art Pepper.

      
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All Artists: Henry Mancini
Title: Combo
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA Fs Imports
Release Date: 6/30/1998
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Styles: Easy Listening, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 743214779422

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Another Great Album from the Creator of the 'Original Peter Gunn Sound'. Recorded in 1960 with the Support of Pete Candeoli, Dick Nash, Johnny Williams, Ronny Lang and Art Pepper.

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Possibly the coolest record ever made
memo2self@aol.com | New York City | 08/21/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I admit it... I didn't listen to rock&roll as a kid. My parents didn't like it and I was too naive to rebel at that time (that came later). My dad was a big Henry Mancini fan, and so I would play "Peter Gunn" and the upbeat cuts from "Hatari" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" all the time (I would skip over the boring ballads, you know, like "Moon River"). "Combo!" was my favorite, though. It had one particular element that leapt out of the grooves and shook me by my eight-year-old shoulders: a jazz harpsichord. I thought this was SO COOL. I took a lot of heat for preferring Henry Mancini in those days... but I am absolutely convinced that my eclectic tastes these days are a direct result of falling in love with music this creative, subtle and beautifully crafted. It's finally out on CD, and almost 40 years later it is still SO COOL. The players include Art Pepper and Shelly Manne -- and the harpsichordist is none other than John Williams! I also want to emphasize that I don't look upon this album as some kind of nostalgic bachelor-pad-lounge-retro-so-campy-it's-good experience... this is a real jazz album, to my mind Mancini's best -- and I guarantee that if you play it, SOMEBODY is going to say "Who is THAT??" Do check it out. This would be at the very top of my Desert Island list."
Still great!
magiclary | 11/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am so old... I bought this album the first time around (remember vinyl?) wore it out, bought another one on vinyl. Bought it on 8-track. Bought it on reel-to-reel. Bought it on cassette. Can you tell I think it is one of the greatest small-combo jazz recordings ever? Yeah. Think of it: Bob Bain, Shelly Manne, Ted Nash AND Pete Candoli."
Git your gunn here
KIM MCDANIEL | Los Angeles, CA, USA | 01/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i'm not a big jazz fan, but there's something SO COOL about this sound ... i can't quite put my finger on it ... sexy? maybe that's it? it's certainly not like the big band music that my dad has been listening to for nigh unto 80 years. (now, i love my dad, but how it's possible listen to the SAME THING OVER & OVER & OVER AGAIN, i'll never understand! aaaaahhhhh!!!!!) & i just love this "gunn" version of Tequila!"