Batman Composer Hefti Dies

The composer of the theme from the BATMAN TV series has died.
Neal Hefti died at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday (11Oct08) at the age of 85.
Hefti was famed for writing the iconic piece of music, which he described as the "hardest piece I ever wrote".
It charted in the U.S. and U.K. and won a Grammy Award in 1966 for best instrumental theme.
Hefti was also an American jazz trumpeter, composer, tune writer, and arranger.
He worked with Frank Sinatra on two albums, Sinatra and Swingin' Brass, plus Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First.


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