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(The following describes the show as it took place from: September 13, 2014 to January 16, 2016)
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Saturday, May 2, 2015

34. OJC May 2 2015

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Ken Peplowski
It’s A Lonesome Old Town


McCoy Tyner New York Library Archives
McCoy Tyner "The Look of Love"

Wayne Shorter

Thievery Corporation
DJ Sessions

Mark Hanson
“Shot In The Dark”
Pink Guitar Henry Mancini 

Duke Ellington
"Tourist Point of View" 

Chris Parker
“The Way Home”

Neil Hefti and his Jazz Pops Orchestra

Artist Biography by Scott Yanow
One of the top jazz arranger/composers of the 1950s, Neal Hefti first wrote charts in the late '30s for Nat Towles. He contributed arrangements to the Earl Hines big band; played trumpet with Charlie Barnet, Horace Heidt, and Charlie Spivak (1942-1943); and toured with Woody Herman's First Herd(1944-1946), marrying Herman's singer Francis Wayne. It was with Herman that Hefti began to get a strong reputation, arranging an updated "Woodchopper's Ball" and "Blowin' Up a Storm," and composing "The Good Earth" and "Wild Root." He also took a notable solo during a Lucky Thompsonsession on "From Dixieland to Bop." However, Hefti soon relegated his trumpet playing to a secondary status (although he played it on an occasional basis into the 1960s) and concentrated on his writing. He contributed charts to the orchestras of Charlie Ventura (1946), Harry James (1948-1949), and most notably Count Basie (1950-1962). For Basie, he wrote "Little Pony," "Cute," "Li'l Darling," "Whirlybird," and many other swinging songs, often utilizing Frank Wess' flute in inventive fashion. Neal Hefti also led his own bands off and on in the 1950s, but in later years concentrated on writing for films while remaining influenced by his experiences in the jazz world. Hefti passed away at his California home on October 11, 2008, at age 85. (source: Wikipedia)

Neal Hefti, composer of the memorable Batman television theme music, passed away on October 11. He was 85 and had been in poor health for some time his son Paul reported.
In a career spanning many decades, the big band trumpeter was finally known for the theme in addition to other memorable film and television scores including The Odd Couple. 

Charles Lloyd
"Lift Every Voice and Sing"
Lift Every Voice

John Sheridan | Rebecca Kilgore
"Get Rhythm in Your Feet"
Get Rhythm in Your Feet

Houston Person
"It Had to Be You"
Sentimental Journey

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