The John Graas Project. West Coast Jazz.
A collection for authentic collectors. Complete Works.
2 LPs on each CD
This vol.6 contains 3 albums:
College Goes To Jazz
International Premiere in Jazz
French Horn Jazz
Considered to be one of the pioneers of the French Horn, John Graas is one of the emblematic figures of the West Coast style and one of the representatives least known by current enthusiasts.
Graas, who died at the age of 37, had a brief but intense jazz career, with recordings that have become unwithering examples of the jazz of the fifties.
The John Graas Project is conceived as a homage-tribute to this great jazzman on the eightieth anniversary of his birth. It includes a collection of 13 LPs never previously re-edited on CD, among which stand out the 6 volumes of the famous series Jazz Studio, the LP College Goes
To Jazz, and the 6 records that he recorded under his own name: two Jazz Lab releases, French Horn Jazz, Jazzmantics, Coup de Graas and International Premiere in Jazz, where he lead groups featuring Art Pepper, Jimmy Giuffre, Gerry Mulligan, Zoot Sims, Herb Geller, Bud Shank, Charlie Mariano, Bob Cooper, André Previn, Marty Paich, Dave Pell, Russ Freeman, the Candoli brothers, Shelly Manne, Larry Bunker, Jack Sheldon,
and many others.
1. Westlake Bounce 2:51
2. Theme 2:52
3. Jive At Five 6:39
4. Topsy 2:27
5. Ghost Talk 3:03
6. Motif 2:45
7. La Paz 3:16
8. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise 3:50
9. Billy Boy 3:03
10. Mood 3:08
11. Billies Bounce 3:39
12. Jazz Chaconne Nº1: Chaconne (Part I) 5:43
13. Jazz Chaconne Nº1: Chaconne (Part II - Medium Fast) 5 :36
14. Jazz Chaconne Nº1: Chaconne (Part III - Slow in 6/4) 6 :19
15. Egypt 2 :38
16. Argyles 2 :47
17. Pyramid 2 :48
18. 6/4 Trend 3:16
19. Not Exactly 2 :35
20. Frappé 3:02
21. Bananera 3:05
Track 1-11 College Goes To Jazz
Track 12-14: from International Premiere in Jazz
Track 15-22: from French Horn Jazz
Recorded in Los Angeles, 1953-58