He may have worked with Count Basie and Frank Sinatra, but jazz composer Neal Hefti will likely be best remembered for a piece of music: The Batman Theme. Hefti passed away last week at the age of 85. You can find his obit in the Washington Post here.
Not only did Hefti create The Batman Theme, but he also was responsible for another classic TV tune, The Odd Couple Theme.
(Sadly, we spent like a half-hour looking for the “nanananana fishing” clip from The Simpsons, but couldn’t find it. Shame.)
FYI: The above album is actually still available from Amazon.
Posted by Mark Coale.