NEAL HEFTI

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Neal Hefti (born October 29, 1922 in Hastings, Nebraska - died October 11, 2008 in Toluca Lake, California) was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and arranger.

He began arranging professionally in his teens, when he wrote charts for Nat Towles. He became a prominent composer and arranger while playing trumpet for Woody Herman; while working for Herman he provided new arrangements for "Woodchopper's Ball" and "Blowin' Up a Storm," and composed "The Good Earth" and "Wild Root." After leaving Herman's band in 1946, Hefti concentrated on arranging and composing, although he occasionally led his own bands. He is especially known for his charts for Count Basie such as "Li'l Darlin'" and "Cute".

In the 1960s and later he composed and arranged mainly for movies and television. He wrote the background music for movies such as Sex and the Single Girl, How to Murder Your Wife, Synanon, Boeing Boeing, Harlow, Lord
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NEAL HEFTI The Band With Young Ideas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Band With Young Ideas
Big Band 1956
NEAL HEFTI Neal Hefti And His Orchestra : Concert Miniatures album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Neal Hefti And His Orchestra : Concert Miniatures
Third Stream 1957
NEAL HEFTI Pardon My Doo-Wah (aka Hefti Sounds!) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pardon My Doo-Wah (aka Hefti Sounds!)
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1958
NEAL HEFTI Neal Hefti & His Jazz Pops Orchestra : Jazz Pops album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Neal Hefti & His Jazz Pops Orchestra : Jazz Pops
Third Stream 1962

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NEAL HEFTI Batman Theme and 19 Hefti Bat Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Batman Theme and 19 Hefti Bat Songs
Swing 2007

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