Ray Draper Discography

1957 (age 17)

Ray Draper Quintet

Ray Draper (tuba) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Mal Waldron (piano) Spanky DeBreast (bass) Ben Dixon (drums) and introducing Webster Young (trumpet)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 15, 1957
1143House Of DavisPrestige PRLP 7096
1144Terry Anne-
1145You're My Thrill-
1146Pivot-
1147Jackie's Dolly-
1148Mimi's Interlude-
* Prestige PRLP 7096; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1936-2   Ray Draper Quintet - Tuba Sounds

The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane

Ray Draper (tuba) John Coltrane (tenor sax -1/5) Gil Coggins (piano) Spanky De Brest (bass) Larry Ritchie (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 20, 1957
1. 1410Under Paris SkiesNew Jazz NJLP 8228
2. 1411Clifford's Kappa-
3. 1412Filide-
4. 1413Two Sons-
5. 1414Paul's Pal-
6. 1415I Hadn't Anyone Till You-
7. 1416This Is No Laughing MatterPrestige unissued
* New Jazz NJLP 8228; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-986-2   The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane
= Prestige MPP-2507   The John Coltrane/Ray Draper Quintet

1958

Ray Draper Quintet

Ray Draper (tuba) John Coltrane (tenor sax) Jon Mayer as John Maher (piano) "Spansky" DeBrest (bass) Larry Ritchie (drums)
NYC, November, 1958
B11145Essii's DanceJubilee JLP 1090; Roulette (E) ROU 10128
B11146Doxy-
B11147I Talk To The TreesJubilee JLP 1090
B11148Yesterday's-
B11149OleoJubilee JLP 1090; Roulette (E) ROU 10128
B11150Angel EyesJubilee JLP 1090
* Jubilee JLP 1090   Ray Draper - A Tuba Jazz
= Josie JJM 3504   Ray Draper
= Roulette (E) CD-ROU 1012, CDP 7 93901 2   John Coltrane - Like Sonny
= Roulette RE-128   Joe Newman, Zoot Sims, Ray Draper, John Coltrane - Echoes Of An Era - Locking Horns
* Roulette (E) ROU 10128   John Coltrane - Like Sonny

1969 (age 29)

Red Beans And Rice Featuring "Spareribs" Ray Draper

Phil Wood (Taurus) (trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, arranger, vocals) David Dahlsten (Aries) (trombone, congas) Richard Aplan (Capricorn) (tenor sax, bass clarinet, arranger) Bob Hogans (Virgo) (organ, vocals, valve trombone) Tommy Trujillo (Virgo) (guitar, vocals) Ron Johnson (Aries) (bass) Paul Lagos (Cancer) (drums) Ray Draper (Leo) (vocals, tuba, valve trombone, arranger, leader) Rodney Gooden III (Scorpio) (vocals, bass clarinet)
released 1969
HappinessEpic 5-10482, BN 26461
Empty StreetsEpic BN 26461
Trilogy-
Gentle Old Sea-
Let My People Go-
Mess AroundEpic 5-10482, BN 26461
HomeEpic BN 26461
If You Ever Wanna-
* Epic BN 26461   Red Beans And Rice Featuring Ray Draper
* Epic 5-10482   Red Beans And Rice, "Spareribs" Ray Draper - Happiness / Mess Around