Saturday, October 18, 2008

Neal Hefti, RIP


Neal Hefti was a gifted jazz composer and arranger who helped folks like Count Basie and Frank Sinatra sound good.  He wrote the unforgettable theme song for "The Odd Couple."  But the piece of music for which he may be remembered forever is what his son describes as "a 12-bar blues with a guitar hook and one word" which children and adults have been humming and scatting for over 40 years:  the theme to the 1966 BATMAN series.

No comments: