Life and career[ edit ] Education and active years as a musician[ edit ] Niehaus was born in St. Louis , Missouri, US. His father started him on violin at age seven, then Lennie changed to bassoon. At thirteen, Niehaus began alto saxophone and clarinet , about this time he began composing.
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Life and career[ edit ] Education and active years as a musician[ edit ] Niehaus was born in St. Louis , Missouri, US. His father started him on violin at age seven, then Lennie changed to bassoon. At thirteen, Niehaus began alto saxophone and clarinet , about this time he began composing. Discharged in , he rejoined Kenton for five years. He left the Kenton orchestra in to pursue music composition in the studios. Orchestrating and composing for film[ edit ] In he began orchestrating for film composer Jerry Fielding.
The story of the film City Heat was cast in the s, so he wrote jazz of that period using people like altoist Marshal Royal. Bill Perkins came in and played like Lester. He had a jazz violinist who sounded like Stephane Grappelli. Sharing a passion for jazz they knew each other for a long time. Niehaus had already orchestrated scores for films starring Eastwood like Tightrope , that was also produced by Eastwood.
Niehaus then wrote the musical scores for the following twelve films up to Blood Work in , and orchestrated the music for the next six features that Eastwood now provided himself, from Mystic River to Gran Torino.
The most outstanding collaboration between Niehaus and Eastwood related directly to jazz, was the biographical film on Charlie Parker , Bird from Besides a Golden Globe for Eastwood as best director , an Academy Award for best sound and many others, the score by Niehaus was nominated for a BAFTA Award , and won 2nd place at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards , shared between Niehaus and Charlie Parker, due to a production process never done before, that had managed to electronically isolate Parkers saxophone solos from original tapes and backed them with new, better sounding stereo recordings.
Other awarded film scores[ edit ] Further works[ edit ] His work includes Spiritual Jazz Suite, four pieces arranged for brass quartet, Three sets of Christmas Jazz suites 4 pieces in each and a Christmas Jazz Medley arranged for saxophone quartet, a book of classical saxophone duets, A beginning, intermediate, and advanced methods for the understanding of jazz technique, and a book of jazz saxophone duets exemplifying jazz styles. After many years of not playing his alto saxophone at all, Niehaus returned to performing, reportedly in top form.
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