Hamid Drake (born August 3, 1955) is an American jazz drummer and percussionist. By the close of the 1990s, Hamid Drake was widely regarded as one of the best percussionists in jazz and improvised music.
Brothers Together Hamid Drake. His role on 'Knowing Oneself' is absolutely central, though again Drake takes hold of the music & pushes it into new & unexpected shapes. - Richard Cook & Brian Morton, Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings.
On this page you can not listen to mp3 music free or download album or mp3 track to your PC, phone or tablet. All materials are provided for educational purposes. Released at: This album was released on the label Eremite Records (catalog number MTE-35). This album was released in 2002 year. US. Format of the release is. CD, Album. The album included the following session artists: Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals.
Hamid Drake at Moers Festival 2006, Germany. Background information. Hamid Drake was born in 1955 in Monroe, Louisiana, and his family moved to Evanston, Illinois when he was a child, just as an older musician from Monroe named Fred Anderson also moved to Evanston, with his family. Hamid started playing with local rock and R&B bands, which eventually brought him to Fred Anderson‘s attention. At Fred Anderson's workshops, a young Hamid met Douglas Ewart, George Lewis and other members of Chicago‘s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). Drake/Mateen – Brothers Together. Drake/McPhee – Emancipation Proclamation. Drake/Tsahar – Live at Glenn Miller Café.
Hamid Drake has been a member of Fred Anderson’s extended family for years. Drake took drum lessons from Fred’s son and replaced him in Fred’s quartet. Now a leading light in his own right, Drake returns to play with family on Together Again. The intimate sessions show the tangible bond between the two, and their ease in artfully filling vast amounts of sonic space with rich powerful music. Drake brings a variety of rhythm instruments to the session, and he overdubs three on Leap Forward. The title track has Drake bending straight-ahead drumming, with his bass drum acting as a bass. The extended track allows Anderson time to tell many tales. Drake’s astonishing hand drum technique opens Losel Drolma. The saxophonist takes the exotic melody and turns it in many unexpected ways. A Ray From THE ONE picks up the pace with Anderson bubbling over Drake’s workout.
Hamid Drake Quartet w. Kidd Jordan, William Parker, and Cooper-Moore. Millennium Park, Chicago. Chicago Jazz Festival Hamid Drake Hamid Drake Quartet Kidd Jordan William Parker Cooper-Moore millennium park Chicago jazz music concert. Percussionist Hamid Drake (here on tablas) with Daniel Carter, Ernest Dawkins, Sabir Mateen and Greg Ward on various saxophones and clarinets. Recorded for Rogue Art, ROG-0001, 2005. Hamid Drake Rogue Art spiritual jazz.