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George Mraz

b, *1944 US, Písek
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Jiří Mráz

George Mraz (born Jiří Mráz on 9 September 1944 in Písek, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, now Czech Republic) is a jazz bassist and alto saxophonist. He was a member of Oscar Peterson's group, and has worked with Pepper Adams, Stan Getz, Michel Petrucciani, Stephane Grappelli, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Raney, Chet Baker, Joe Henderson and many other important jazz musicians.He also appears with Joe Lovano, Hank Jones and Paul Motian on Lovano's records, I'm All For You and Joyous Encounters.Mraz is also known for performing solos with a bow in arco style like Paul Chambers.

        
Instruments
  • Bass
  • Double bass
  • Bass guitar
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Comin' Home Baby on Final Touch of Jazz by Najponk, George Mraz & Matt Fishwick
Cup Bearers on The Enja Heritage Collection: Confirmation by Tommy Flanagan, George Mraz & Elvin Jones
Maybe September on The Enja Heritage Collection: Confirmation by Tommy Flanagan, George Mraz & Elvin Jones
Confirmation on The Enja Heritage Collection: Confirmation by Tommy Flanagan, George Mraz & Elvin Jones
Mood Indigo on Lionel Hampton Presents Woody Herman by Woody Herman
Elm on Elm by Richard Beirach, George Mraz & Jack DeJohnette
A Child Is Born on Drifting by Walter Norris & George Mraz
Birth of the Blues on Blackout by Lionel Hampton
Four on Solid! by Various Artists
Blackout on Blackout by Lionel Hampton

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
A Handful Of StarsAdam Makowicz Trio With George Mraz2017Album
The First QuartetJohn Abercrombie, Richard Beirach, George Mraz, Peter Donald2015Album
Final Touch Of JazzNajponk, George Mraz, Matt Fishwick2015Album
Together AgainGeorge Mraz & Emil Viklický2014Album
UnisonGeorge Mraz & Zoe Rahman2013Album
Out Of NowhereFareed Haque, Billy Hart, George Mraz2013Album
The Art Of RespectGuillermo McGill, David Liebman, John Abercrombie, George Mraz2013Album
For The Love Of YouJoe Locke Featuring Kenny Washington And Geoff Keezer, George Mraz, Clarence Penn2010Album
Night LightsNajponk / George Mraz / Martin Šulc2009Album
Nuance: The Bennett Studio SessionsLynne Arriale Featuring Randy Brecker, George Mraz, Anthony Pinciotti2009Album
Moravian GemsGeorge Mraz . Iva Bittová . Emil Viklický . Laco Tropp2007Album
George Mraz (Jazz At Prague Castle 2004)George Mraz2005Album
George Mraz & FriendsGeorge Mraz2003Compil.
MoravaGeorge Mraz2001Album
Grand SlamJim Hall, Joe Lovano, George Mraz, Lewis Nash2000Album
Solid!Eric Alexander, John Hicks, George Mraz, Idris Muhammad1998Album
Bottom LinesGeorge Mraz1997Album
Newklear Music - The Songs Of Sonny RollinsKeystone Trio - John Hicks / George Mraz / Idris Muhammad1997Album
FlamingoStéphane Grappelli - Michel Petrucciani, Roy Haynes, George Mraz1996Album
FlamingoStéphane Grappelli - Michel Petrucciani, Roy Haynes, George Mraz1996Album
JazzGeorge Mraz1996Album
Flowers For Lady DayThe Great Jazz Trio, Hank Jones, George Mraz, Roy Haynes1996Album
TeenagersPhilip Catherine, Serge Delaite, George Mraz1996Album
My Foolish HeartGeorge Mraz1995Album
Hues Of BluesThe Walter Norris Duo Featuring George Mraz1995Album
The NewsTony Lakatos, Kirk Lightsey, Al Foster, George Mraz1995Album
Adam Makowicz / George MrazAdam Makowicz / George Mraz1994Album
My Favorite Things - The Music Of Richard RodgersAdam Makowicz Trio With George Mraz & Alan Dawson1994Album
In Concert - Nice, Theatre de Verdure, July 22, 1971The Oscar Peterson Trio With George Mraz And Louis Hayes1994Album
Vertical RealityJerry Bergonzi, Mike Stern, George Mraz, Billy Hart1994Album
FarewellJohn Abercrombie • George Mraz • Adam Nussbaum1993Album
Going HomeGeorge Mraz & Karel Růžička1993Album
Upon Reflection - The Music Of Thad JonesHank Jones with Elvin Jones and George Mraz1993Album
But BeautifulJimmy Raney Trio Featuring George Mraz And Lewis Nash1992Album
Some Other Time - A Tribute To Chet BakerRichard Beirach, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, George Mraz, Adam Nussbaum, John Scofield1990Album
Jazz PoetTommy Flanagan With George Mraz and Kenny Washington1989Album
Here's To My LadyPhil Woods With Tommy Flanagan, George Mraz, Kenny Washington1989Album
Spring Is HereMakoto Ozone With George Mraz & Roy Haynes1987Album
The Greg Marvin QuartetGreg Marvin, Susan Chen, George Mraz, Akira Tana1986Album
WistariaJimmy Raney Trio With Tommy Flanagan And George Mraz1986Album
RomanesqueRoland Hanna, George Mraz1982Album
The TrioBilly Hart - Walter Bishop, Jr. - George Mraz1982Album
Classic Jazz DuetsAdam Makowicz & George Mraz1982Album
Star HighsWarne Marsh With Hank Jones, George Mraz And Mel Lewis1982Album
Music's The Only Thing On My MindJimmy Rowles And George Mraz1981Album
RendezvousRichard Beirach, George Mraz1981Album
A Child is BornThe Walter Norris Trio, Walter Norris, George Mraz, Ronnie Bedford1981Album
The K & K 3 In New YorkAttila Zoller, Hans Koller, George Mraz1980Album
Downtown Meeting ( Two Swedes In New York)Arne Domnérus & Bengt Hallberg With Clark Terry, George Mraz, Oliver Jackson1979Album
By MyselfMiriam Klein With Roland Hanna & George Mraz1979Album
Play For MonkRoland Hanna And George Mraz1978Album
Sir Elf Plus 1Roland Hanna With George Mraz1978Album
Alone TogetherMasaru Imada & George Mraz1977Album
Porgy & BessGeorge Mraz In Duet With Roland Hanna1976Album
Stephane Grappelli Meets The Rhythm SectionStéphane Grappelli, Roland Hanna · George Mraz · Mel Lewis1975Album
DriftingWalter Norris & George Mraz1974Album
Hill Country SuiteBobby Jones / George Mraz / Freddie Waits1974Album
1 X 1Roland Hanna, George Mraz1974Album
Sunrise, SunsetRoland Hanna And George MrazAlbum
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