HAMID DRAKE

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By the close of the 1990s, Hamid Drake was widely regarded as one of the best percussionists in improvised music. Incorporating Afro-Cuban, Indian, and African percussion instruments and influence, in addition to using the standard trap set, Drake has collaborated extensively with top free jazz improvisers Peter Brotzmann, Fred Anderson, and Ken Vandermark, among others. Drake was born in Monroe, LA, in 1955, and later moved to Chicago with his family. He ended up taking drum lessons with Fred Anderson's son, eventually taking over the son's role as percussionist in Anderson's group. As a result, Fred Anderson also introduced Drake to George Lewis and other AACM members. Drake also has performed world music; by the late '70s, he was a member of Foday Muso Suso's Mandingo Griot Society, and has played reggae. Drake has been a member of the Latin jazz band Night on Earth, the Georg Graewe Quartet, the read more...
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HAMID DRAKE Ask the Sun (with Michael Zerang) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ask the Sun (with Michael Zerang)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
HAMID DRAKE Brothers Together (with Sabir Mateen) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brothers Together (with Sabir Mateen)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
HAMID DRAKE Evolving Silence Vol. 1 (with Albert Beger, William Parker) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evolving Silence Vol. 1 (with Albert Beger, William Parker)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
HAMID DRAKE Evolving Silence Vol. 2 (with Albert Beger, William Parker) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evolving Silence Vol. 2 (with Albert Beger, William Parker)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
HAMID DRAKE The Last Dances (with Gahnold / Parker) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Last Dances (with Gahnold / Parker)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
HAMID DRAKE Hamid Drake & Jesse Stewart : Timelines album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hamid Drake & Jesse Stewart : Timelines
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
HAMID DRAKE Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang : For Ed Blackwell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang : For Ed Blackwell
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
HAMID DRAKE Eloping With The Sun, William Parker, Joe Morris, Hamid Drake ‎: Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees And Birds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eloping With The Sun, William Parker, Joe Morris, Hamid Drake ‎: Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees And Birds
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
HAMID DRAKE Hamid Drake Ralph M. Jones Adam Rudolph : Karuna album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Hamid Drake Ralph M. Jones Adam Rudolph : Karuna
World Fusion 2018
HAMID DRAKE Hamid Drake / Joe McPhee : Keep Going album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hamid Drake / Joe McPhee : Keep Going
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018

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HAMID DRAKE Emancipation Proclamation: A Real Statement of Freedom (with Joe McPhee) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Emancipation Proclamation: A Real Statement of Freedom (with Joe McPhee)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
HAMID DRAKE The Atlanta Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Atlanta Concert
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
HAMID DRAKE Soul Bodies, Vol 1 (with Assif Tsahar) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Bodies, Vol 1 (with Assif Tsahar)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
HAMID DRAKE Hamid Drake & Assif Tsahar : Life At Glenn Miller Cafè, Soul Bodies, Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hamid Drake & Assif Tsahar : Life At Glenn Miller Cafè, Soul Bodies, Vol. 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
HAMID DRAKE Hamid Drake, Jeff Zielinski : Sacred Drum - Live At Ashe Cultural Center album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hamid Drake, Jeff Zielinski : Sacred Drum - Live At Ashe Cultural Center
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
HAMID DRAKE Hamid Drake – Sylvain Kassap : Heads Or Tails album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hamid Drake – Sylvain Kassap : Heads Or Tails
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
HAMID DRAKE Hamid Drake & Ned Rothenberg : Full Circle - Live in Łódź album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hamid Drake & Ned Rothenberg : Full Circle - Live in Łódź
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017

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