Frank Rehak

Frank Rehak (July 6, 1926, in New York City, New York – June 22, 1987, in Badger, California) was an American jazz trombonist. He began on piano and cello before switching to trombone. He worked with Gil Evans and 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. He died in Badger of throat cancer at the age of 60.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 7, 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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Atlantic 2648 10-in. 6/20/1957 If only you were here with me Ray Ellis ; Ivory Joe Hunter instrumentalist, trombone  
Atlantic 2649 10-in. 6/20/1957 Yes I want you Ivory Joe Hunter instrumentalist, trombone  
Atlantic 2651 10-in. 6/20/1957 She's gone Ray Ellis ; Ivory Joe Hunter instrumentalist, trombone  
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  
Decca 104803 4/23/1958 Easy living Sal Salvador instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 104804 4/23/1958 Walkin' time Sal Salvador instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 104805 4/23/1958 For you, for me, for evermore Sal Salvador instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 104806 4/28/1958 Periwinkle blues Sal Salvador instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 104807 4/28/1958 Desert fever Sal Salvador instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 104808 4/28/1958 You brought a new kind of love to me Sal Salvador instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 104809 4/28/1958 Spring will be a little late Sal Salvador instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105626 9/12/1958 Manhattan George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105629 3/24/1959 Big city blues George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105704 9/23/1958 I got plenty o' nuttin' Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105705 9/23/1958 My man's gone now Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105706 9/23/1958 It takes a long pull to get there Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105758 10/3/1958 It ain't necessarily so Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105759 10/3/1958 Oh Lord, I'm on my way Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105760 10/3/1958 Red headed woman Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105761 10/3/1958 There's a boat that's leaving soon for New York Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106127 3/24/1959 East side medley: Autumn in New York ; How about you George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106471 2/3/1959 Witchcraft Claude Thornhill Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106472 2/3/1959 Medley: There's a small hotel ; Where or when ; September song Claude Thornhill Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106473 2/3/1959 Claudhopper Claude Thornhill Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106474 2/3/1959 Snowfall Claude Thornhill Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106475 2/3/1959 Autumn nocturne Claude Thornhill Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106476 2/3/1959 Spaghetti rag Claude Thornhill Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106477 2/5/1959 Sleepy serenade Claude Thornhill Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106478 2/5/1959 Muskrat ramble Claude Thornhill Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106479 2/5/1959 Skater's cha cha Claude Thornhill Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106480 2/5/1959 Wonderful one Claude Thornhill Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106481 2/5/1959 Texas blues Claude Thornhill Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106482 2/5/1959 Medley: I had the craziest dream ; You'll never know Claude Thornhill Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 108511 12/29/1959 Chromatic universe, parts 1, 2 & 3 George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 108512 12/29/1959 The lydiot George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 108513 1/27/1960 Waltz from outer space George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 108514 1/27/1960 Dimensions George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rehak, Frank," accessed June 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/339601.

Rehak, Frank. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/339601.

"Rehak, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 June 2024.

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