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Tuba Sounds

LP (Item 50965) Prestige, 1957 — Condition: Used
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Think what you want about the tuba – Ray Draper is an incredible talent, and probably the only individual to make the instrument work in jazz! Draper played with both John Coltrane and Jackie McLean during the late 50s – and this rare album features him leading a group with McLean on alto, Mal Waldron on piano, and Webster Young on trumpet. The sound is quite dark – with the heavy-hanging blue notes that you'll find on the best late 50s Prestige blowing sessions – and in a way, the overall feel is more similar to some of the work that McLean and Waldron did together, than it is to anything else. In other words, you're in for a modernist hardbop treat – with lots of rich surprises, and a deeply emotional approach to playing that makes the music timeless, whatever the instrumentation. Titles include "House Of Davis", "Terry Anne", "Pivot", and "Jackie's Dolly". (Yellow & black label NYC pressing, with deep groove, RVG stamp, and AB etch. Vinyl has a light warp but play is not affected. Cover has a small stain on back.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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