Tuba Sounds

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Tuba Sounds
Tuba Sounds.jpg
Studio album by Ray Draper
Released 1957
Recorded March 15, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 37:16
Label Prestige
PRLP 7096
Producer Bob Weinstock
Ray Draper chronology
Tuba Sounds
The Ray Draper Quintet featuring John Coltrane
(1957)The Ray Draper Quintet featuring John Coltrane1957

Tuba Sounds is the debut album by tuba player Ray Draper recorded in 1957 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic reviewed the album, stating "His solos are sometimes a touch awkward rhythmically and it takes one a little while to get used to his sound in this setting but, overall, this is a successful effort".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ray Draper except as indicated

  1. "Terry Anne" (Webster Young) - 6:39
  2. "You're My Thrill" (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney) - 6:48
  3. "Pivot" (Mal Waldron) - 5:13
  4. "Jackie's Dolly" - 4:54
  5. "Mimi's Interlude" - 8:14
  6. "House of Davis" (Webster Young) - 5:28




  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed January 31, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, January 31, 2013