Hamid Drake



Hamid Drake

Rating
Active
1970
Born
August 3, 1955
Location
Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Biography
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. 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. Drake also has performed world music; by the late 1970s, he was a member of Foday Musa Suso's Mandingo Griot Society and has played reggae throughout his career.

Top Songs by Hamid Drake


Come Sunday

by William Parker, Daniel Carter & Hamid Drake

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Sawt-E-Sarmad

Sawt-E-Sarmad

Hamid Drake August 23, 2016

6 Tracks

Live at Okuden

Live at Okuden

Matthew Shipp April 29, 2016

13 Tracks

Uotha

Uotha

Hamid Drake September 18, 2013

8 Tracks

Timelines

Timelines

Hamid Drake September 6, 2013

8 Tracks

Charged Live

Charged Live

Bill Laswell November 26, 2007

6 Tracks

Only

Only

William Parker April 4, 2006

10 Tracks

Back Together Again

Back Together Again

Hamid Drake March 23, 2004

8 Tracks

Summer Snow

Summer Snow

William Parker April 9, 2003

11 Tracks

Palm Of Soul

Palm Of Soul

William Parker June 12, 2002

7 Tracks

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