Ray Drummond Catalog

1984 (age 38)

Ray Drummond - Susanita  (Nilva Records (Swi) NQ 3409)

Manny Boyd, Branford Marsalis, soprano, tenor sax; John Hicks, piano; Ray Drummond, bass, piccolo bass; Alvin Queen, drums.
Minot Sound, White Plains, NY, July 17 & 19, 1984
Susanita
Oh Jay
I Can't Get Started
Leanin' And Preenin'
Nardis
Bobby's Blue Sunday
Manha De Carnaval

1985

Ray Drummond - Maya's Dance  (Nilva Records (Swi) NQ 3415)

Tom Harrell, trumpet, flugelhorn; Manny Boyd, tenor, soprano sax; Niels Lan Doky, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Alvin Queen, drums.
Minot Sound, White Plains, NY, August 31 & September 1, 1985
Maya's Dance
What Is Happening Here?
Little Feet
Driftin'
You Are My Love
Dolphin Dance
** also issued on Nilva Records (Swi) CD NQ-3415.

Ray Drummond - Maya's Dance  (Nilva Records (Swi) CD NQ-3415)

Eddie Henderson, trumpet, flugelhorn; John Richmond, tenor, soprano sax; Niels Lan Doky, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Alvin Queen, drums.
Minot Sound, White Plains, NY, April 15, 1988
Norma
Relentless Pursuit
Lotus Blossom
In A Sentimental Mood
** reissue of Nilva Records (Swi) NQ 3415 + 4 bonus tracks.

1989 (age 43)

Ray Drummond Quintet - Camera In A Bag  (Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1040 CD)

David "Fathead" Newman, tenor sax, flute; Steve Nelson, vibes; Kenny Barron, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 28, 1989
Camera In A Bag
Relentless Pursuit
Peace
Weird Blues
Suspended View
Thinkin' Of E.H.
Nefertiti
Quiet Now
Leanin' And Preenin'

1990

Ray Drummond, Hank Jones, Billy Higgins - The Essence  (dmp CD-480)

Hank Jones, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
Carriage House Studios, Stamford, CT, October 8 & 9, 1990
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Whisper Not
What Am I Here For?
Emily
Allen's Alley
The Essence (L'Essence)
Love Walked In
Imagination
Mr. Higgins, Suh
** reissue of dmp C-480.

1992

Ray Drummond - Excursion  (Arabesque Jazz AJ0106)

Craig Handy, Joe Lovano, sax, flute; Danilo Perez, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums, percussion; Mor Thiam, percussion.
Sound On Sound, NYC, June 22 & 23, 1992
Susanita
Penta-Major
Prelude
Quads
Invitation
Well You Needn't
Andei
Blues African
Excursion (Suite In 5 Parts): Prologue / Waterfall / Mother Africa / Danse De Joie / Epilogue

1994

Ray Drummond - Continuum  (Arabesque Jazz AJ0111)

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Thomas Chapin, flute, alto, bass flute; Steve Nelson, vibes; Kenny Barron, piano; John Scofield, guitar; Ray Drummond, bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums, percussion; Mor Thiam, percussion.
Sound On Sound, NYC, January 16, 1994
A Blues From The Sketchpad
Equipoise
The Intimacy Of The Blues
Gloria's Step
Some Serious Steppin'
Sakura
Sail Away
Blues In The Closet
Sophisticated Lady

1995

Ray Drummond - Vignettes  (Arabesque Jazz AJ0122)

Gary Bartz, alto, soprano sax; Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, John Richmond, tenor sax; Renee Rosnes, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
EastSide Sound, NYC, August 23 & 24, 1995
Susanita-Like
Ballade Poetique #2
Dance To The Lady
Dedication (To John Hicks)
I-95
Poor Butterfly
Eleanor Rigby
Ballade Poetique #1

1997 (age 51)

Ray Drummond - 1-2-3-4  (Arabesque Jazz AJ0141)

Craig Handy, tenor, soprano sax; Stephen Scott, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
EastSide Sound, NYC, June 9 & 10, 1997
Ana Maria
Ballade Poetique
Driftin'
Prelude To A Kiss
What Is Happening Here?
Little Waltz
Goin' Home
Kinda Like
Nefertiti
Mr. P.C.
Oh Jay
Willow Weep For Me