Neal Hefti, composer, is dead at 85

The composer of many T.V and film scores, died on Saturday at the age of 85.

The theme song to the original Batman T.V series and the soundtrack to Duel at Diablo were some of his works.

I was truly saddened to read this. Hefti may not be a household name for most but as a jazz fan I have been a big fan of his work for a long time as an arranger for the likes of Buddy Rich, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra.
A great talent who will be sadly missed.