Lennie Niehaus

Featured alto sax soloist and arranger for the famous Stan Kenton Orchestra, he has also recorded several albums of his own with jazz greats Mel Lewis, Shelly Manne, Jimmy Giuffre, Hampton Hawes and more.

Lennie has also been composer for numerous Clint Eastwood's films including Pale Rider, Unforgiven, The Bridges Of Madison County, Absolute Power, True Crime, Space Cowboys, and Bird, the award- winning tribute to legendary bebop artist Charlie Parker. In 1994 he won an Emmy for his score for the Showtime film Lush Life.

Lennie Niehaus admits that he “has every reason to be proud and happy”. In his early career he was acclaimed internationally as jazz altoist, composer and arranger (Stan Kenton and his own six albums as leader). Then, in these latter years, Lennie has garnered accolades as a leading Hollywood film composer. Yet he has always continued to utilise and expose his jazz background. This has culminated in his much-envied assignment as musical director and composer on the upcoming Charlie Parker Bird film, produced and directed by Clint Eastwood.

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Albums

Complete Fifties Recordings, Vol. 1: Quintet & Octet
Complete Fifties...

2006
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Vol. 1: The Quintets
Vol. 1: The Quintets
Fantasy Jazz
2001
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[no cover]
Vol. 1, The Quintets
Jazz Records
1993
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[no cover]
Vol. 3: The Octet,...
Jazz Records
1991
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[no cover]
Vol. 1: The Quintets
Jazz Records
1987
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[no cover]
I Swing For You
Jazz Records
1960
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Videos

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