The Ray Draper Quintet featuring John Coltrane

The Ray Draper Quintet featuring John Coltrane
Studio album by Ray Draper
Released 1958
Recorded December 20, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 37:16
Label New Jazz
NJLP 8228
Producer Bob Weinstock
Ray Draper chronology
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The Ray Draper Quintet featuring John Coltrane is the second album by tuba player Ray Draper recorded in 1957 and released on the New Jazz label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic reviewed the album, stating "Draper had ambitious dreams of making the tuba a major jazz solo instrument; the tuba/tenor front line is an unusual and generally successful sound... One does admire Draper's courage, and it is a pity that he hardly recorded at all after 1960 because he had strong potential".[2] The All About Jazz review by Douglas Payne stated "Even though Draper's career fizzled after only a few more records, this one is probably the best thing he did on his own".[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Ray Draper except as indicated

  1. "Clifford's Kappa" - 9:16
  2. "Filidé" - 7:16
  3. "Two Sons" - 5:24
  4. "Paul's Pal" (Sonny Rollins) - 7:14
  5. "Under Paris Skies" (Jean Andre Brun, Kim Gannon, Hubert Giraud) - 7:47
  6. "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" (Ray Noble) - 3:05




  1. New Jazz Records discography accessed January 31, 2013
  2. 1 2 Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, January 31, 2013
  3. Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 48. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. Payne, D. Ray Draper: The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane Review, July 1, 1998
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