Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Neal Hefti, R. I. P.

News from The Associated Press: "LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Neal Hefti, a Big Band trumpeter, arranger and composer of themes for the movie 'The Odd Couple' and the 'Batman' television series, has died. He was 85."

1 comment:

Todd Mason said...

Quincy Jones did some fine charts for the Basie Orchestra, but only Benny Carter was ever consistently better than Hefti, and not much was his bag (sorry).