Hefti Plays Hefti

Photo by Jeremy David Paul Hefti & Devyn Rush

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2017-12-17 20:00:00
8:00 p.m. December 17
$25

Location Info:

Vibrato Grill & Jazz
2930 Beverly Glen Circle
Bel-Air, CA  90077
310-474-9400
Much like Nelson Riddle’s “The Pink Panther Theme,” composer Neal Hefti’s theme to the Batman TV series is a relatively simple but insanely hypnotic melody that has been adapted in numerous formats, from jazz to punk rock. (Even The Who put their own groovy spin on the wicked riff back in the ’60s.) But Hefti did more than just put those famous three notes together. The longtime Toluca Lake resident played trumpet, was a big-band bandleader, arranged music for Count Basie and Frank Sinatra, and composed distinctive scores for film and television, most notably The Odd Couple. Son Paul Hefti keeps his late father’s music alive these days with a thoughtful, elegantly presented homage, Hefti Plays Hefti. Vocalist Devyn Rush finds the timeless soul in such memorable tunes as “Girl Talk,” as guitarist Paul Hefti and an adept jazz combo lay down a smart, tastefully playful backing.
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