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 (Results 26-50 of 63 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 63 records)

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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