Picks and Pans Review: Sharky's Machine

updated 02/22/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/22/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

Much of the considerable energy of this cops-vs.-mobsters film comes from its jazz-oriented sound track, which uses tunes performed by such names as Chet Baker, Peggy Lee, Flora Purim, Doc Severinsen and Sarah Vaughan. Baker's rendition of My Funny Valentine, Lee's Let's Keep Dancing and a duet by Vaughan and Joe Williams on Before You, a love ballad written for the film, are highlights. This album would be listenable even for someone who never heard of Burt Reynolds.

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