Directed by Jeff Rupert, the Flying Horse Big Band presents ’60s superhero songs with new arrangements by Michael Philip Mossman, Harry Allen, Mark Taylor and more.
The Bat Swings! features music from the classic Batman series starring Adam West and Burt Ward. The album includes dynamic tracks by Nelson Riddle and Neal Hefti, two giants of big band jazz in the 1960s. Riddle worked with Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, and Hefti’s credits include music for Count Basie’s The Atomic Mr. Basie.
The Bat Swings! captures the cool/geek syzygy of the Batman series and revitalizes the swing of '60s superheroes.
Mossman’s “Murciélago En La Cueva” features cues from Riddle’s score while adding an Afro-Cuban flair to evoke fight scenes before culminating in Hefti’s all-time classic “Batman Theme.”
“The UCF Band and Flying Horse Records once again produce truly unique content. This music should only be consumed in moderation. Listen responsibly!"
Michael Philip Mossman, trumpet player and Grammy-nominated arranger
Aaron Copeland School of Music, Queens College
“That’s some seriously fun music and one seriously good band!”
Harry Allen, tenor saxophone