Neal Hefti

Neal Hefti

Real Name:
Neal Hefti
Profile:
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.
In Groups:
Variations:

Neal Hefti Discography

Albums

Neal Hefti The Band With Young Ideas (Album) Coral US 1956 Sell This Version
Steve Allen (3) and Neal Hefti Steve Allen (3) and Neal Hefti - Romantic Rendezvous (Album) Coral France 1957 Sell This Version
LX-1092 Neal Hefti Concert Miniatures(LP, Album) Vik LX-1092 US 1957 Sell This Version
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 and his Orchestra* featuring The Neal Hefti Singers Neal Hefti and his Orchestra* featuring The Neal Hefti Singers - Pardon My Doo-Wah (Album) Columbia UK 1958 Sell This Version
VLA 1027 Neal Hefti Concert Miniatures(LP, Album) Vik VLA 1027 Brazil 1958 Sell This Version
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 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) Coral US 1960 Sell This Version
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) Warner Bros. Records Canada 1964 Sell This Version
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) United Artists Records US 1965 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti Harlow (Album) CBS Germany 1965 Sell This Version
M 536, M536 Harry James (2), Neal Hefti Harry James (2), Neal Hefti - Harry, Not Jesse: Harry James Plays Neal Hefti(LP, Album, Mono) Metro Records, Metro Records M 536, M536 US 1965 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti Synanon - Original Sound Track Recording Of Music From The Motion Picture (Album) Liberty US 1965 Sell This Version
MTS 2006 Neal Hefti The Leisurely Loveliness Of Neal Hefti & His Orchestra(LP) Movietone Records MTS 2006 US 1965 Sell This Version
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) RCA Victor US 1966 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti Batman Theme And 11 Hefti Bat Songs (Album) RCA Victor Venezuela 1966 Sell This Version
Neal Hefti Boeing Boeing RCA Victor Canada 1965 Sell This Version
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) United Artists Records UK 1966 Sell This Version
UAL 4139 Neal Hefti Duel At Diablo (Original Motion Picture Score)(LP, Promo) United Artists Records UAL 4139 US 1966 Sell This Version
LPV-7479 Neal Hefti Batman Theme And 11 Hefti Bat Songs(LP, Mono) RCA Victor LPV-7479 Venezuela 1966 Sell This Version

Videos (41) Edit