Born : August 03, 1940 in New York City, New York.
Died : November 01, 1982 in New York City, New York.
Ray played with :
Jackie McLean (1956-'57), Donald Byrd, John Coltrane (1958), Max Roach (1958-'59), Don Cherry (early 1960s), Horace Tapscott, Archie Shepp, Brother Jack McDuff.
Recorded four albums as a leader :
Tuba Sounds (1957, Prestige Rec.)
The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane (1957, New Jazz Rec.)
A Tuba Jazz (1958, Jubilee Rec.)
Red Beans and Rice (1968, Epic Rec.).
He was killed in 1982 for robbery by a gang youth.
- 4 Vocals
- 43 Instruments & Performance
- 28 Writing & Arrangement
- 3 Conducting & Leading
- 1 Acting, Literary & Spoken
|Ray Draper||A Tuba Jazz (Album)||Jubilee||US||1959||Sell This Version|
|Red Beans & Rice Featuring Ray Draper||Red Beans & Rice Featuring Ray Draper - Red Beans & Rice Featuring Spare Ribs (Album)||Epic||US||1969||Sell This Version|
|PJ-10-7087||Jackie McLean Introducing Ray Draper||Jackie McLean Introducing Ray Draper - Jackie McLean & Co. (LP, Album, Mono, RE)||Prestige||PJ-10-7087||Japan||1972||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|Red Beans And Rice* Featuring "Spareribs" Ray Draper*||Red Beans And Rice* Featuring "Spareribs" Ray Draper* - Mess Around (Single)||Epic||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|Joe Newman With Zoot Sims / John Coltrane With Ray Draper||Joe Newman With Zoot Sims / John Coltrane With Ray Draper - Locking Horns (Comp)||Roulette||US||1976||Sell This Version|