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 October 14, 1924 (Dubuque), Died April 13, 1962 (Van Nuys)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1954 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: French horn, arranger

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Recordings

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  
Decca L 9324 6/19/1956 Chuggin' John Graas Quintet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 9325 6/19/1956 Trio-1 John Graas Quintet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 9397 7/17/1956 Ghost talk Westlake College Quintet arranger  
Decca L 9398 7/17/1956 Motif Westlake College Quintet arranger  
Decca L 9399 7/17/1956 Mood Westlake College Quintet arranger  
Decca L 9400 7/17/1956 Westlake bounce Westlake College Quintet arranger  
Decca L 9401 7/17/1956 Theme Westlake College Quintet arranger  
Decca L 9402 7/17/1956 La Paz Westlake College Quintet arranger  
Decca L 9438 8/2/1956 Jive at five Westlake College Quintet arranger  
Decca L 9439 8/2/1956 Topsy Westlake College Quintet arranger  
Decca L 9440 8/2/1956 Billy boy Westlake College Quintet arranger  
Decca L 9441 8/2/1956 Softly as in a morning sunrise Westlake College Quintet arranger  
Decca L 9442 8/2/1956 Billie's bounce Westlake College Quintet arranger  
Decca L 9809 1/21/1957 Cluster John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 9810 1/21/1957 Canon frair-1 John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 9811 1/21/1957 Mood-2 John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 9812 1/21/1957 I'm confessin' that I love you John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10376 7/22/1957 Midnight sun John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10377 7/22/1957 Jazz overture John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10378 7/22/1957 Petite poem John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10458 8/13/1957 Id John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10459 8/13/1957 Will success spoil rock and roll John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10460 8/13/1957 Free and easy John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10461 8/13/1957 Jazz chorale John Graas instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10551 9/24/1957 Flip top John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10552 9/24/1957 Let's fall in love John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10553 9/24/1957 Inch worm John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10554 9/24/1957 You and the night and the music John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10809 10/31/1958 Carioca Jack Kane Orchestra instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10810 10/31/1958 Some of these days Jack Kane Orchestra instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10811 10/31/1958 I'm getting sentimental over you Jack Kane Orchestra instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 10812 10/31/1958 Poor butterfly Jack Kane Orchestra instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 11039 6/30/1958 In your private eye Heinie Beau Jazz Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 11040 6/30/1958 The tattooed street car named baby Heinie Beau Jazz Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 11041 6/30/1958 The cool tin roof story Heinie Beau Jazz Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 11042 6/30/1958 Under the blowtop Heinie Beau Jazz Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 11043 6/30/1958 The man with the golden embouchure Heinie Beau Jazz Stars instrumentalist, French horn  
Decca L 11044 6/30/1958 Scotland yardbird Heinie Beau Jazz Stars instrumentalist, French horn  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Graas, John," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203926.

Graas, John. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203926.

"Graas, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

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

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