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The Green Hornet

Though various incarnations sometimes change details, in most versions the Green Hornet is the alter ego of Britt Reid (/riːd/), the wealthy young publisher of the Daily Sentinel newspaper. By night, clad in a long green overcoat, gloves, green fedora hat and green mask, Reid fights crime as the mysterious vigilante known as "The Green Hornet". He is accompanied by his loyal and similarly masked partner and confidant, Kato, who drives their technologically advanced car, the "Black Beauty". Though both the police and the general public believe the Hornet to be a wanted criminal, Reid uses that perception to help him infiltrate the underworld, leaving behind for the police the criminals and any incriminating evidence he has found.

The Green Hornet

Here's the full track of my overdub (meaning I'm playing all 12 trombone parts!) recording of the "Theme from the Green Hornet." Many thanks to Shawn Standing for the amazing arrangement and my wonderful Pittsburgh Symphony colleagues, Ed Stephan (drums and percussion) and Jeff Grubbs (electric bass) for their awesome playing. If you want to download the track, click here: -from-green-hornet-single/id959184990 If you want to buy the arrangement, click here: !

Zack O'Malley Greenburg is senior editor of media & entertainment at Forbes and author of four books, including A-List Angels: How a Band of Actors, Artists and Athletes Hacked Silicon Valley and the Jay-Z biography Empire State of Mind. Zack's work has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Billboard, Sports Illustrated, Vibe, McSweeney's and the Library of Congress. In over a decade at Forbes, he has investigated topics from Wu-Tang Clan's secret album in Morocco to the return of tourism in post-conflict Sierra Leone to the earning power of Hip-Hop's Cash Kings, writing cover stories on subjects ranging from Richard Branson to Ashton Kutcher to Katy Perry. A former child actor, Zack played the title role in the film Lorenzo's Oil (1992) and arrived at Forbes in 2007 after graduating from Yale with an American Studies degree. For more, follow him on Twitter, Facebook, newsletter and via Got a tip on a music, media & entertainment story? Send it over via SecureDrop. Instructions here:

In the future, a new Green Hornet fights crime in Chicago. He was orphaned by John Reid after his brother died protecting the city, in order to protect Luke and end the hornet line. But after Luke started using the Green Hornet name as a guise on the internet to bring out the truth and bring in unfiltered news, John sacrificed himself in order to protect Luke. Luke has recently found out about his real father, and with the help of Katos new and old, he will reclaim the hornet mantel. 041b061a72

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