Neal Hefti

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Neal 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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Neal Hefti Discography Tracks

Albums

Neal Hefti - The Band With Young Ideas album art Neal Hefti The Band With Young Ideas (Album) Coral US 1956 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Concert Miniatures album art Neal Hefti Concert Miniatures (Album) Vik US 1957 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Basie album art Count Basie And His Orchestra* + Neal Hefti Count Basie And His Orchestra* + Neal Hefti - Basie (Album) Roulette, Roulette UK 1957 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Hefti Sounds! album art Neal Hefti and his Orchestra* featuring The Neal Hefti Singers Neal Hefti and his Orchestra* featuring The Neal Hefti Singers - Hefti Sounds! (Album) Fontana UK 1958 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Why Fight The Feeling? album art Roy Hamilton (5) / Neal Hefti Roy Hamilton (5) / Neal Hefti - Why Fight The Feeling? (Album) EPIC US 1959 Sell This Version
CRL 57256 Neal Hefti - Music, U.S.A. album art Neal Hefti And The Band With The Sweet Beat* Music, U.S.A.(LP, Album, Mono, Mic) Coral CRL 57256 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - A Salute To The Instruments album art Neal Hefti A Salute To The Instruments (Album) Coral US 1960 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Themes From TV's Top 12 album art Neal Hefti Themes From TV's Top 12 Reprise Records US 1962 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Sex And The Single Girl (Original Motion Picture Score) album art Neal Hefti Sex And The Single Girl (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) Warner Bros. Records Canada 1964 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Li'l Darlin' album art Neal Hefti Li'l Darlin' (Album) 20th Century Fox Records US 1964 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - How To Murder Your Wife (Original Motion Picture Score) album art Neal Hefti How To Murder Your Wife (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) United Artists Records US 1965 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Harlow album art Neal Hefti Harlow (Album) CBS Germany 1965 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Harry, Not Jesse: Harry James Plays Neal Hefti album art Harry James (2), Neal Hefti Harry James (2), Neal Hefti - Harry, Not Jesse: Harry James Plays Neal Hefti (Album) Metro Records, Metro Records Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Synanon - Original Sound Track Recording Of Music From The Motion Picture album art Neal Hefti Synanon - Original Sound Track Recording Of Music From The Motion Picture (Album) Liberty US 1965 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Lord Love A Duck (Original Motion Picture Sound Track) album art Neal Hefti Lord Love A Duck (Original Motion Picture Sound Track) United Artists Records Australia 1966 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Hefti In Gotham City album art Neal Hefti Hefti In Gotham City (Album) RCA Victor US 1966 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Batman Theme And 11 Hefti Bat Songs album art Neal Hefti Batman Theme And 11 Hefti Bat Songs (Album) RCA Victor Venezuela 1966 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Boeing Boeing album art Neal Hefti Boeing Boeing RCA Victor Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Batman Theme! And Other Bat Songs album art Neal Hefti, Maxwell Davis Neal Hefti, Maxwell Davis - Batman Theme! And Other Bat Songs (Album) Ember Records Mexico 1966 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Duel At Diablo album art Neal Hefti Duel At Diablo (Album) United Artists Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Barefoot In The Park (Music From The Score) album art Neal Hefti Barefoot In The Park (Music From The Score) (Album) Dot Records Japan 1967 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - Definitely Hefti! album art Neal Hefti Definitely Hefti! (Album) United Artists Records Canada 1967 Sell This Version
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 art 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 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - The Odd Couple (Music From The Original Motion Picture Score) album art Neal Hefti The Odd Couple (Music From The Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) Dot Records, Dot Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! album art Count Basie And His Orchestra* Plays Music By Neal Hefti Count Basie And His Orchestra* Plays Music By Neal Hefti - On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (Album) Verve Records Japan 1979 Sell This Version