The Ray Draper Quintet featuring John Coltrane

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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
Tuba Sounds
The Ray Draper Quintet featuring John Coltrane
A Tuba Jazz

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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

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".[3]

Track listing[edit]

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. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, January 31, 2013
  3. ^ Payne, D. Ray Draper: The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane Review, July 1, 1998