Frank Rehak (born July 6, 1926 in New York City; died in Badger, California on June 22, 1987) was a jazz trombonist. He started on piano and cello before switching to trombone. He was a member of the Gil Evans band and worked with fellow member Miles Davis. He also appeared with Davis on the broadcast "The Sounds of Miles Davis."
He had a failed marriage to nightclub dancer Jerri Gray. He also had a heroin addiction, which combined with other financial problems led to his withdrawal from music and lapsing into relative obscurity. In an effort to deal with these issues he spent time at Synanon, which led to his mention in Art Pepper's autobiography.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 6, 1926 (New York City), Died June 26, 1987 (California)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1960
Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 58 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||101113||11/30/1956||Begin the beguine||Sammy Davis, Jr.||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101114||11/30/1956||All about love||Sammy Davis, Jr.||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101115||11/30/1956||Perdido||Sammy Davis, Jr.||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101116||11/30/1956||Temptation||Sammy Davis, Jr.||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101264||1/7/1957||Robbin's nest||Joe Newman Sextet||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101265||1/7/1957||Cocktails for two||Joe Newman Sextet||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101266||1/7/1957||I never knew||Joe Newman Sextet||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101267||1/7/1957||Feather's nest||Joe Newman Sextet||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101268||1/8/1957||They can't take that away from me||Joe Newman Sextet||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101269||1/8/1957||Between the devil and the deep blue sea||Joe Newman Sextet||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101270||1/8/1957||Mean to me||Joe Newman Sextet||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101271||1/8/1957||The happy cats||Joe Newman Sextet||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101272||1/8/1957||Later for the happenings||Joe Newman Sextet||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101273||1/8/1957||Buttercup||Joe Newman Sextet||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101274||1/8/1957||Joe's blues||Joe Newman Sextet||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||101275||1/8/1957||Joe's tune||Joe Newman Sextet||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||103252||1/8/1957||Joe's blues||Joe Newman Sextet||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||104073||1/16/1958||What am I here for||Barry Galbraith||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||104074||1/16/1958||Any place I hang my hat is home||Barry Galbraith||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||104075||1/16/1958||Bull market||Barry Galbraith||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||104076||1/16/1958||Nina never knew||Barry Galbraith||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||104799||4/21/1958||What is there to say?||Sal Salvador||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||104800||4/21/1958||You'd be so nice to come home to||Sal Salvador||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||104801||4/21/1958||Yesterdays||Sal Salvador||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||104802||4/23/1958||Deep dawn||Sal Salvador||instrumentalist, trombone|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rehak, Frank," accessed February 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/339601.
Rehak, Frank. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/339601.
"Rehak, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 February 2023.
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