The US jazz musician and composer Lennie Niehaus, who made over a dozen films for Clint Eastwood, is dead Monday (local time) reported. Niehaus was 90 years old.
The son of a violinist who played in the band of jazz-sized Stan Kenton (1911-1979) had met the music lover Eastwood in the 1950s during military service. In the course of his career he composed film music for numerous films, especially for the director Eastwood. Examples are the soundtracks from “Pale Rider – The Nameless Rider” (1985), “Bird” (1988), “Mercilessly” (1992), “The Bridges on the River” (1995), “Space Cowboys” (2000) and ” Blood Work “(2002). Niehaus won an Emmy Trophy for his work on the television film “Lush Life” (1994).