Ray Drummond Discography

1984 (age 38)

Ray Drummond Quintet

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
SusanitaNilva Records (Swi) NQ 3409
Oh Jay-
I Can't Get Started-
Leanin' And Preenin'-
Nardis-
Bobby's Blue Sunday-
Manha De Carnaval-
* Nilva Records (Swi) NQ 3409   Ray Drummond - Susanita

1985

Ray Drummond Quintet

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 DanceNilva Records (Swi) NQ 3415
What Is Happening Here?-
Little Feet-
Driftin'-
You Are My Love-
Dolphin Dance-
* Nilva Records (Swi) NQ 3415, CD NQ-3415   Ray Drummond - Maya's Dance

1988 (age 42)

Ray Drummond Quintet

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
NormaNilva Records (Swi) CD NQ-3415
Relentless Pursuit-
Lotus Blossom-
In A Sentimental Mood-
* Nilva Records (Swi) CD NQ-3415   Ray Drummond - Maya's Dance

1989

Ray Drummond Quintet Featuring Steve Nelson And David "Fathead" Newman

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 BagCriss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1040 CD
Relentless Pursuit-
Peace-
Weird Blues-
Suspended View-
Thinkin' Of E.H.-
Nefertiti-
Quiet Now-
Leanin' And Preenin'-
* Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1040 CD   Ray Drummond Quintet - Camera In A Bag

1990

Ray Drummond Trio

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 Bedmp C-480
Whisper Not-
What Am I Here For?-
Emily-
Allen's Alley-
The Essence (L'Essence)-
Love Walked In-
Imagination-
Mr. Higgins, Suh-
* dmp C-480, CD-480   Ray Drummond, Hank Jones, Billy Higgins - The Essence

1992

Ray Drummond Sextet

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
SusanitaArabesque Jazz AJ0106
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-
* Arabesque Jazz AJ0106   Ray Drummond - Excursion

1994

Ray Drummond Octet

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 SketchpadArabesque Jazz AJ0111
Equipoise-
The Intimacy Of The Blues-
Gloria's Step-
Some Serious Steppin'-
Sakura-
Sail Away-
Blues In The Closet-
Sophisticated Lady-
* Arabesque Jazz AJ0111   Ray Drummond - Continuum

1995

Ray Drummond Septet

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-LikeArabesque Jazz AJ0122
Ballade Poetique #2-
Dance To The Lady-
Dedication (To John Hicks)-
I-95-
Poor Butterfly-
Eleanor Rigby-
Ballade Poetique #1-
* Arabesque Jazz AJ0122   Ray Drummond - Vignettes

1997 (age 51)

Ray Drummond Quartet

Craig Handy, tenor, soprano sax; Stephen Scott, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
EastSide Sound, NYC, June 9 & 10, 1997
Ana MariaArabesque Jazz AJ0141
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-
* Arabesque Jazz AJ0141   Ray Drummond - 1-2-3-4