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The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane (1958)

10-08-2015, 00:06
Music | Jazz | FLAC / APE

The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane (1958)

Artist: Ray Draper
Title Of Album: The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane
Year Of Release: 1958
Label(Catalog#): OJC [OJCCD-986-2]
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop
Format: Flac/Cue/Log/Artwork | MP3
Quality: Lossless | 320 kbps
Total Time: 39:48
Total Size: 272 MB(+3%) | 100 MB(+3%)


1. Clifford's Kappa
2. Filidia
3. Two Sons
4. Paul's Pal
5. Under Paris Skies
6. I Hadn't Anyone Till You
The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane (1958)

personnel :

John Coltrane (ts)
Ray Draper (tu)
Gil Coggins (p)
Spanky De Brest (b)
Larry Ritchie (d)

Ray Draper was only 17 when he led this date (all four of his sessions as a leader were made before he turned 20) and was brave (or foolhardy) enough to team up with tenor saxophonist John Coltrane (who was 14 years older and already a major name) in a quintet also including pianist Gil Coggins, bassist Spanky DeBrest, and drummer Larry Ritchie. 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, although Draper's solos -- on three of his originals: Sonny Rollins' "Paul's Pal," the show tune "Under Paris Skies," and a tuba feature without Coltrane, "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" -- are clearly not on the same level as those of Coltrane or Coggin. One does admire Draper's courage, and it is a pity that he hardly recorded at all after 1960, because he showed strong potential.~Scott Yanow

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