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Ray Draper - A Tuba Jazz
Ray Draper - A Tuba Jazz
Performer: Ray Draper
Title: A Tuba Jazz
Label: Jubilee
Country: US
Released: 1959
Style: Bop
Cat: 1090
Rating: 4.7/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2188 mb | MP3 size: 1160 mb | WMA size: 1142 mb
Genre: Jazz

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CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
JR147John Coltrane, Ray Draper John Coltrane, Ray Draper - Coltrane Draper ‎(LP)Jazz ReactivationJR147UK1981
YW-7563(RO)Ray Draper A Tuba Jazz ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE)JubileeYW-7563(RO)Japan1977
FSR-613, 1090Ray Draper Featuring John Coltrane Ray Draper Featuring John Coltrane - A Tuba Jazz ‎(LP, Album, RE)Fresh Sound Records, JubileeFSR-613, 1090Spain1988
JJM-3504 , 3504Ray Draper Ray Draper ‎(LP, Album, RP)Josie Records, Josie RecordsJJM-3504 , 3504US1963
1090Ray Draper A Tuba Jazz ‎(LP, Album, Mono)Jubilee1090US1962


  • Bass"Spansky" Debrest
  • DrumsLarry Ritchie
  • PianoJohn Maher
  • Tenor SaxophoneJohn Coltrane
  • TubaRay Draper


Recorded in N.Y.C., 1958



Tenor Saxophone John Coltrane. Tuba Ray Draper. Smooth Jazz , 3 Hours Smooth Jazz Allen Draper August 3, 1940, New York City November 1, 1982 was an American jazz tuba player. Draper was born in New York City and attended the Manhattan School of Music in the mid-1950s. As a leader, he recorded his first album, Tuba Sounds Prestige 1957, at the age of 16, with a quintet. His second album, The Ray Draper Quintet featuring John Coltrane, was recorded at the age of 17 with slight changes in his quintet, including John Coltrane. 4 12 stars Jazz tuba player Ray Draper was still in his late teens when he recorded a handful of sessions in the mid-late 50's, two of them with John Coltrane. This one, a session originally on Jubilee called A TUBA JAZZ, under Draper's name, I first heard on a Trip label budget LP in the 1970's under John Coltrane's name, called TRANE TRACKS. Obviously, with a tuba in the lead, one must choose a repertoire that works for the instrument, and Draper does just that. His blurry tuba sound reminds me somewhat of the trombone playing of Kid Ory, especially Ory's 50s record. Ray Draper. A Tuba Jazz LP, Album, Mono. Sell This Version. JR147. John Coltrane, Ray Draper. John Coltrane, Ray Draper - Coltrane Draper LP. Jazz Reactivation. JJMJJS-3504. Ray Draper LP, Album, RP. Listen free to Ray Draper A Tuba Jazz Essii's Dance, Doxy and more. 6 tracks 36:47. Ray Draper was an excellent tuba soloist, one of the few in the 1950s to utilize the instrument for bop improvisations. After attending the Manhattan School of Music, he played and recorded with Jackie McLean 1956-1957, worked with Donald Byrd, and recorded with John Coltrane 1958. Draper was with Max Roach's band 1958-1959 and worked with Don Cherry in the early '60s. However, from that point on drugs played havoc with his life. Tuba Jazz. A Tuba Jazz. buy album. Recording Abracadabra Music A Tuba Jazz Ray Draper. Help improve the A Tuba Jazz page. All About Jazz musician pages are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested Tell us why you would like to improve the A Tuba Jazz musician page. RAY DRAPER - Tuba Sounds. Jazz music community with review and forums. 0 rating 0 review. Album 1957. Filed under Hard Bop By RAY DRAPER. A1 Terry Anne 6:40 A2 You're My Thrill 6:49 A3 Pivot 5:14 B1 Jackie's Dolly 4:55 B2 Mimi's Interlude 8:15 B3 House of Davis 5:28. Discover all of this album's music connections, watch videos, listen to music, discuss and download. A Tuba Jazz 1959. Album by Ray Draper. is a cover of. Oleo by Miles Davis 1957. Fresh Sound Records. Personnel: Ray Draper tuba, John Coltrane ts, John Maher p, Spansky Debrest b, Larrie Ritchie d. Album details. Originally issued as Jubilee Records 1090. Personnel: Ray Draper tuba John Coltrane tenor sax John Maher piano Spansky Debrest bass Larrie Ritchie drums. Recorded in New York City, 1958. Cover design: Sy Leichman Photography: Charles Varon Liner notes: Al Jazzbo Collins