Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
Rhino R2 72912

The years between 1950 and 1965 are regarded as the "golden age" of crime jazz. This Rhino CD is a compilation of jazz themes and mood music from that era.

Includes a 16-page booklet with background info on each tune.


1. The Wild One - Shorty Rogers & Orchestra
2. Frankie Machine - Elmer Bernstein & Orch. (from "Man With the Golden Arm")
3. Staccato's Theme - Buddy Morrow & Orch.
Stool Pigeon - Irving Joseph
5. Touch of Evil - Joseph Gershenson & U-I Orch.
6. Harold's Way - David Amram (from "The Young Savages")
7. Cool - Stan Kenton & Orch. (from "West Side Story")
8. 77 Sunset Strip Cha Cha - Warren Barker
9. Daddy Long Legs - Leith Stevens & Orch. (from "Private Hell 36")
10. The Street - Elmer Bernstein (from "Sweet Smell of Success")
11. Richard Diamond - Buddy Morrow
12. Stu Bailey Blues - Warren Barker (from "77 Sunset Strip")
13. Peter Gunn - Quincy Jones
14. Echo Four-Two - Johnny Gregory & Orch.
15. Contract With Depravity - Kenyon Hopkins (from "The Hustler")
16. Riff Blues - Skip Martin
17. M Squad Theme - Stanley Wilson
18. Naked City - Mundell Lowe & His All Stars (from "TV Action Jazz")

Disc, box and inserts are in excellent condition.

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