Ray Draper Quintet


Tuba Sounds

  • Release Date: 10 Jul 1989
  • OJCCD-1936-2

The promise of two new jazz voices suffuses Tuba Sounds. The session was the first issued under the name of Ray Draper (1940-1982), who was a 16-year-old New York City high school student when he recorded these precocious examples of hard-bop tuba, and the first recording of trumpeter Webster Young, who had recently left Washington, D.C. for New York along with drummer Ben Dixon. The leader's supple execution and keen harmonic ear are well displayed on "House of Davis" and … MORE