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 (Results 51-61 of 61 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-61 of 61 records)

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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