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After attending the Manhattan School of Music in the mid-1950s, he played or recorded through the early 1970s with Jackie McLean, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Max Roach, Don Cherry, Horace Tapscott , Archie Shepp, Brother Jack McDuff , Dr. John and Howard Johnson. He also recorded as a leader in the late 1950s.
Draper's drug addiction seriously disrupted his career in the late 1950s. At the time of his death in a robbery he was performing only rarely.
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