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Neal Hefti

Among the best jazz arranger/composers from the 1950s, Neal Hefti initial wrote graphs in the later ’30s for Nat Towles. He added arrangements towards the Earl Hines big music group; performed trumpet with Charlie Barnet, Horace Heidt, and Charlie Spivak (1942-1943); and toured with Woody Herman’s First Herd (1944-1946), marrying …

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