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.
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.
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