The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane

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The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane

  • Release Date: 09 Jun 1998
  • OJCCD-986-2

The tuba has played a role in jazz from the music's earliest days. It provided bass lines in early jazz until the string bass took over that function. Indeed, there was a transitional period during which bassists were expected to to play both instruments. Rarely employed during the big band era, the tuba became prominent again in the late Forties as a member of the Miles Davis "Birth of the Cool" ensemble. In the mid-Fifties, young Ray Draper was determined to make the ungainly inst… MORE