Quite possibly the only thing more iconic than the red and white Ford Gran Torino from the classic 1970s cop show Starsky and Hutch
was the theme music. The iconic, jazz-funk riff that we all remember today didn’t actually show up till the show’s second season — the first season theme, which was darker and more ominous, was written by Lalo Schifrin of Mission: Impossible
fame. The theme from the second season on — titled “Gotcha!” — was written by saxophonist Tom Scott, best known for his work with the west coast jazz/jazz fusion ensemble LA Express.
Take a trip in the wayback machine, courtesy of Tom Scott and the classic theme from a classic show.