Al Hirt Plays Popular TV Themes Of Intrigue
This set is cool space age brass. The album features pure 60s groovy TV themed camp in the same vein as the fabulous Neil Hefit Batman theme albums I cite as being my amongst my favorite atomic age albums.
The cover is shot as if Hirt and the Hornet just ran into one another in the hallway of the hotel they happened to be staying at.
One interesting note, Frank Hunter gets a mention in the jacket notes for some of the arrangements. Hunter is also responsible for one of the more desirable and hard to find exotica albums, White Goddess, Kapp - 1956.
Additional arrangement credits go to Billy May, Bill Walker and Dick Hyman.
From Billboard - December 3, 1966: And what a meeting it is! Trumpeter Hirt gives the current TV season a solid workout on this top-notch LP that can't miss. The show starts swinging with his current single "Green Hornet Theme" and moves through "Get Smart," "The Monkees" and "T.H.E. Cat," making this a top commercial package.
Green Hornet Theme
The Hornets Nest
Run For Your Life Theme
The King Kong Theme
Run Buddy Run Theme