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Neal Hefti: Quiz


Question 1: ________, drummer with Bob Astor at the time, tells that, even then, Hefti's writing skills were quite impressive:
Benny CarterJazzBebopShelly Manne

Question 2: He is especially known for his charts for ________ such as "Li'l Darlin'" and "Cute".
Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams SingsCount BasieDuke EllingtonCount Basie Orchestra

Question 3: He died on 11 October 2008 at his home in Toluca Lake, ________ at the age of 85.
Los AngelesSan Jose, CaliforniaCaliforniaSacramento, California

Question 4: In the liner notes to the album, producer ________ wrote:
Oscar PetersonJazz at the PhilharmonicNorman GranzDizzy Gillespie

Question 5: He was perhaps best known for composing the theme music for the Batman television series of the ________, and for scoring the 1968 film The Odd Couple and the subsequent TV series of the same name.

Question 6: He had steady work conducting big bands, backing singers in the studio during recording sessions, and appearing on the television shows of ________, Kate Smith and others.
Robert Nietzel BuckArthur GodfreyAmelia EarhartRichard Evelyn Byrd

Question 7: Hefti's influence on the Basie sound was so successful, his writing for the band so strong, that Basie used his arranging talents even when recording standard jazz tunes with the likes of ________.
Frank SinatraThe Reprise CollectionThe Complete Reprise Studio RecordingsFrank Sinatra filmography

Question 8: We'd see Basie in town, and I was impressed by Harry Edison and ________, being a trumpet player.
Benny GoodmanCount BasieBuck ClaytonJazz

Question 9: And I would say I was impressed by Dizzy Gillespie when he was with ________.
Louis ArmstrongCab CallowayDuke EllingtonBing Crosby

Question 10: He wrote charts for ________'s band, and the ill-fated Billy Butterfield band.
JazzVic SchoenBuddy RichElla Fitzgerald


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