Rehak, one of the finest bop players of the fifties and sixties,
first came to fame in 1949, when he joined Gene Krupa’s
Orchestra along with fellow trombonist Frank Rosolino.
Besides from having stints with the Woody Herman Big Band
in the mid 50s, his most famous job came when he became a
trombonist with Gil Evans’ Band in the late 50s. During this
time he was the lead trombonist on many of Miles Davis’
recordings with the Gil Evans Orchestra and also appeared on
"The Sounds of Miles Davis", a television program that
showcased the music from Kind of Blue (1959), as well
as original compositions and arrangements by Gil Evans.
He was also a top call musician for many other studio
sessions of the day such as when Michel Legrand put
together a band and also when Art Blakey formed an all star