2013 December 02 • Monday
One of the greatest things the Intrada label has managed to pull off is releasing the original soundtrack recordings of classic Henry Mancini scores from the 1960s.
These had never been released though in most cases extremely successful albums of re-recorded selections had been available. But now we have the real thing! Intrada has already given us Charade, Hatari!, The Days of Wine and Roses and now our 295th Soundtrack of the Week, Breakfast at Tiffany's.
I don't like the movie and Audrey Hepburn doesn't do anything for me but this is Mancini at his best!
The music doesn't need any introduction. All you need to know is that there's almost 80 minutes of it, including rarities like a "Moon River" demo.
My favorite piece from the album is probably still my favorite music on the score "Something for Cat" with what sounds like Ted The music taking a great saxophone solo, a piano solo from either Jimmy Rowles or Ray Sherman, great guitar comping from Bob Bain and killer percussion grooves from some combination of Shelly Manne, Larry Bunker, Roland Hallberg, Milt Holland and Bernie Mattinson. And now we get to hear how this groove continues with "Loose Caboose"!