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Neal Hefti

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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: October 29, 1922 | Died: October 11, 2008    

Neal Hefti

Neal Hefti was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, tune writer, and arranger. He was perhaps best known for composing the theme music for the Batman television series of the 1960s, and for scoring the 1968 film The Odd Couple and the subsequent TV series of the same name.

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”....
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  • Batman Theme / The Addams Family

    Present Eye Music
    1989
  • Definitely Hefti!

    Higher Octave Music
    1967
  • Barefoot In The Park

    Higher Octave Music
    1967
  • Duel At Diablo

    Higher Octave Music
    1966
  • Duel At Diablo (Original Motion Picture Score)

    Higher Octave Music
    1966
  • Lord Love A Duck

    Higher Octave Music
    1966
  • Lord Love A Duck (Original Motion Picture Sound Track)

    Present Eye Music
    1966
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