RIP: Neal Hefti, Jazz Trumpeter and Soundtrack Composer

From the Los Angeles Times:

Neal Hefti, a former big band trumpeter, arranger and composer who worked with Count Basie and Woody Herman and later composed the memorable themes for the movie "The Odd Couple" and the campy hit TV series "Batman," has died. He was 85.

Hefti died Saturday at his home in Toluca Lake, said his son, Paul. He did not know the cause of death, but said his father had been in good health.

- Neal Hefti Wikipedia entry
- Neal Hefti IMDB entry
- Los Angeles Times article: "Neal Hefti dies at 85; former big band trumpeter, arranger and composer"

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