Neal Hefti

Real Name:
Neal Paul Hefti
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American jazz trumpeter (born October 29, 1922, Hastings, NE - died October 11, 2008, Los Angeles, CA).
Most famous for his work as composer and arranger especially for Woody Herman and Count Basie.

Began arranging professionally in his teens for Nat Towles. Played trumpet in the early '40s with Bob Astor, Les Lieber, Charlie Barnet, Bobby Byrne, Charlie Spivak, and Horace Heidt. He joined up with Woody Herman in 1944 and gained a strong reputation for composing (e.g. "The Good Earth" and "Wild Root") and arranging (e.g. "Woodchopper's Ball" and "Blowin' Up a Storm") while still playing trumpet. He married Herman's vocalist Frances Wayne in 1945.
From 1950 he wrote dozens of songs for Count Basie including "Li'l Darlin'", "Cute", "Whirly Bird", "Little Pony" and "Kid from Red Bank". He also led his own band intermittently for a few years in the '50s but from the '60s concentrated on writing TV and film scores, e.g. themes from Batman, Barefoot in the Park, and The Odd Couple.
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CRL 57077 The Band With Young Ideas — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti The Band With Young Ideas (Album) Coral CRL 57077 US 1956 Sell This Version
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RD-27058 Concert Miniatures — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Concert Miniatures (Album) Vik RD-27058 UK 1957 Sell This Version
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TFL 5044 Pardon My Doo-Wah — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti and his Orchestra* featuring The Neal Hefti Singers Neal Hefti and his Orchestra* featuring The Neal Hefti Singers - Pardon My Doo-Wah (Album) Fontana TFL 5044 UK 1958 Sell This Version
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R-52003 Basie — Neal Hefti Count Basie And His Orchestra* + Neal Hefti Count Basie And His Orchestra* + Neal Hefti - Basie (Album) Roulette, Roulette R-52003 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
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LN 3545 Why Fight The Feeling? — Neal Hefti Roy Hamilton (5) / Neal Hefti Roy Hamilton (5) / Neal Hefti - Why Fight The Feeling? (Album) Epic LN 3545 US 1959 Sell This Version
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CRL 757286 A Salute To The Instruments — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti A Salute To The Instruments (Album) Coral CRL 757286 US 1960 Sell This Version
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SVLP. 9031, SVLP 9031 On My Way & Shoutin' Again! — Neal Hefti Count Basie And His Orchestra* Play Music By Neal Hefti Count Basie And His Orchestra* Play Music By Neal Hefti - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records SVLP. 9031, SVLP 9031 UK 1962 Sell This Version
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R9-6018 Themes From TV's Top 12 — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Themes From TV's Top 12 Reprise Records R9-6018 US 1962 Sell This Version
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R9-1005 Sinatra And Swingin' Brass — Neal Hefti Frank Sinatra Arranged And Conducted By Neal Hefti Frank Sinatra Arranged And Conducted By Neal Hefti - Sinatra And Swingin' Brass (Album) Reprise Records R9-1005 US 1962 Sell This Version
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TFM 3139 Li'l Darlin' — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Li'l Darlin' (Album) 20th Century Fox Records TFM 3139 US 1964 Sell This Version
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WS 1572 Sex And The Single Girl (Original Motion Picture Score) — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Sex And The Single Girl (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) Warner Bros. Records WS 1572 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
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S 62576 Harlow (Music From The Score Of The Motion Picture) — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Harlow (Music From The Score Of The Motion Picture) (Album) Columbia Masterworks S 62576 Germany 1965 Sell This Version
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UAS 5119 How To Murder Your Wife (Original Motion Picture Score) — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti How To Murder Your Wife (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) United Artists Records UAS 5119 US 1965 Sell This Version
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M 536, M536 Harry, Not Jesse: Harry James Plays Neal Hefti — Neal Hefti Harry James (2), Neal Hefti Harry James (2), Neal Hefti - Harry, Not Jesse: Harry James Plays Neal Hefti (Album) Metro Records, Metro Records M 536, M536 US 1965 Sell This Version
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LRP-3413 Synanon - Original Sound Track Recording Of Music From The Motion Picture — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Synanon - Original Sound Track Recording Of Music From The Motion Picture (Album) Liberty LRP-3413 US 1965 Sell This Version
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LSO-1121 Boeing Boeing — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Boeing Boeing RCA Victor LSO-1121 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
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UAL 4139 Duel At Diablo — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Duel At Diablo (Album) United Artists Records UAL 4139 US 1966 Sell This Version
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UAL 8109 Lord Love A Duck (Original Motion Picture Sound Track) — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Lord Love A Duck (Original Motion Picture Sound Track) United Artists Records UAL 8109 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
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CIC-1217 Batman Theme! And Other Bat Songs — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti, Maxwell Davis Neal Hefti, Maxwell Davis - Batman Theme! And Other Bat Songs (Album) Ember Records CIC-1217 Mexico 1966 Sell This Version
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LP-7479 (LPM-3573) Batman Theme And 11 Hefti Bat Songs — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Batman Theme And 11 Hefti Bat Songs (Album) RCA Victor LP-7479 (LPM-3573) Venezuela 1966 Sell This Version
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UAL-4139 Duel At Diablo — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Duel At Diablo(LP, Album, Mono) United Artists Records UAL-4139 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
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LPM-3750 Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You In The Closet And I'm Feelin' So Sad - Music From The Film Score — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You In The Closet And I'm Feelin' So Sad - Music From The Film Score (Album) RCA Victor LPM-3750 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
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UAL 3573 Definitely Hefti! — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Definitely Hefti! (Album) United Artists Records UAL 3573 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
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SZL-932,335, DLP 3803 Barefoot In The Park (Music From The Score) — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Barefoot In The Park (Music From The Score) (Album) Dot Records SZL-932,335, DLP 3803 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
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DLP 25862, DLP 25,862 The Odd Couple (Music From The Original Motion Picture Score) — Neal Hefti Neal Hefti The Odd Couple (Music From The Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) Dot Records, Dot Records DLP 25862, DLP 25,862 US 1968 Sell This Version