John Graas

John Graas (March 14, 1917 – April 13, 1962) was an American jazz French horn player, composer, and arranger from the 1940s through 1962. He had a short but busy career on the West Coast, and became known as a pioneer of the French horn in jazz.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 14th, 1917 (Dubuque), Died April 13th, 1962 (Van Nuys)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1954 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: French horn, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 63 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 8058 12/16/1954 Mulliganesque John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8059 12/16/1954 6/4 and even John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8060 12/16/1954 My buddy-1 John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8102 1/6/1955 Symphony in F minor: 1. Sonata Allegro John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8103 1/6/1955 Symphony in F minor: 2. Scherzo John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8104 1/6/1955 The Charleston John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8105 1/8/1955 Rogeresque John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8106 1/8/1955 12th Street rag John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8822 11/28/1955 Minor call John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8823 11/28/1955 Andante John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8824 11/28/1955 Lighthouse 6/4 John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8825 11/28/1955 cannon ball John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8845 12/12/1955 Be my guest John Graas Nonet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8846 12/12/1955 Softly the horn blows John Graas Nonet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8847 12/12/1955 Mozartesque John Graas Nonet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8899 1/9/1956 Allegretto John Graas Nonet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8900 1/9/1956 Friar tuck John Graas Nonet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8901 1/9/1956 Pick yourself up John Graas Nonet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 8902 1/9/1956 Le chasse John Graas Nonet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 9113 4/2/1956 Drag for beers Leith Stevens' All-Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 9114 4/2/1956 Prelude to a rumble Leith Stevens' All-Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 9115 4/2/1956 Bewildered Leith Stevens' All-Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 9116 4/2/1956 Black rebel's ride Leith Stevens' All-Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 9322 6/19/1956 Three line blues John Graas Quintet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 9323 6/19/1956 Love me or leave me John Graas Quintet instrumentalist, French horn  
(Results 1-25 of 63 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Graas, John," accessed May 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203926.

Graas, John. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203926.

"Graas, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203926

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