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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… read more

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  • Avatar for ayunodetodameta
    evil plot to blow up batman, genialidad.
  • Avatar for ellinorsween
    The Odd Couple. Enough said.
  • Avatar for PappaWheelie
    How to Murder Your Wife + Harlow are my current faves.
  • Avatar for LondonLouis
    Shame that he's died. I was watching a BBC show tonight of the Basie band in the early 1960s playing a number of those great Hefti arrangements from the Atomic Mr Basie (or whatever it was precisely called). As I understand it, those Hefti arrangement of the early 1950s were the ones which brought Basie back into the commercial mainstream.
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    batman vj set with Hefti's music
  • Avatar for dandrough
    Rest in peace!
  • Avatar for redhalo
    He does the music for the Jack Lemmon flick "How to Murder Your Wife".

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