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     Omar Hakim

Real name: Omar I. Hakim.
Born: 1959 in New York, NY
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Fusion
Instruments: Drums

Omar Hakim is a fusion drummer and session man extraordinaire whose talents have graced a tremendous variety of big name recordings in the jazz, pop, and R&B fields dating back to the early '80s. Born in New York City in 1959, Hakim began playing drums at age five, and by age ten was performing with his father, swing trombonist Hasan Hakim (Duke Ellington, Count Basie); he also performed with boyhood friend and future fusion star Marcus Miller. Hakim landed his first big break in 1980 when he joined Carly Simon's backing band; soon after, he became the drummer for Weather Report in time for 1982's Record, and he also landed a gig playing on David Bowie's return to the American pop charts, Let's Dance. He remained with Weather Report until the group's breakup in 1985, and his high-profile engagements helped land him work on Sting's The Dream of the Blue Turtles and Dire Straits' Brothers in Arms, among others.

By this time, Hakim was teaching himself to program drum machines, which put him in even greater demand as a pop, rock, and R&B session musician, and landed him work with Madonna. Meanwhile, he continued his work as a jazz fusion drummer; just a partial list of his credits over the '80s and '90s includes work with Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Roy Ayers, George Benson, Joe Sample, John Scofield, Lee Ritenour, and Najee. In 1989, Hakim released his first solo album, Rhythm Deep, which occupied a middle ground between jazz, R&B, and pop, and gave him a chance to showcase his vocal abilities as well. The results earned Hakim a Grammy nomination.

During the '90s, Hakim continued to improve his skills in the realm of electronic percussion, keeping abreast of new technologies and thereby keeping his session career in good stead. He performed on albums by Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Jewel, among other big time pop stars, and initially kept his jazz work going as well, though it had tapered off by the middle of the decade. In 2000, Hakim released his second solo album, The Groovesmith, which took a musical approach similar to his first effort and was produced on his own Macintosh ProTools system.

- Steve Huey (All Music Guide)

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www.omarhakim.com About
www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Omar_Hakim.html About, links
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=7331 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Hakim About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Hakim About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
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 Omar Hakim - 'The Groovesmith' - 2000, Oh Zone
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 Clifford Adams - 'Cliff Notes' - 2002, Orpheus
 Victor Bailey - 'Bottom's Up' - 1989, Atlantic
 Victor Bailey - 'Low Blow' - 1999, Esc Records, Dora
 Victor Bailey - 'Slippin' N' Trippin'' - 2011, Studio V Productions
 Victor Bailey - 'That's Right!' - 2001, Via
 Anita Baker - 'Sweet Love: The Very Best Of Anita Baker' - 2002, Warner Music
 Jay Beckenstein - 'Eye Contact' - 2000, Windham Hill
 Richard Bona - 'Scenes From My Life' - 1999, Sony
 Michael Brecker - 'Now You See It..Now You Don't' - 1990, Impulse!
 Miles Davis - 'Amandla' - 1989, Warner Bros.
 Miles Davis - 'Music From Siesta' - 1987, Warner Bros.
 Al Di Meola - 'Kiss My Axe' - 1988, Tomato
 Dire Straits - 'Brothers In Arms' - 1985, Warner Bros.
 Will Downing - 'A Dream Fulfilled' - 1991, Island
 Michael Franks - 'The Michael Franks Anthology: The Art Of Love' - 2003, Rhino, Warner Bros.
 Stanley Jordan - 'Magic Touch' - 1985, Blue Note
 Kenny G. - 'G Force' - 1983, Arista, BMG
 Dave Koz - 'Hello Tomorrow' - 2010, Concord
 Bobby McFerrin - 'Beyond Words' - 2002, Blue Note
 Marion Meadows - 'Another Side Of Midnight' - 1999, Ars Nova
 Chieli Minucci - 'Travels' - 2008, Watchfire
 Najee - 'Embrace' - 2003, Encoded Music
 Michel Petrucciani - 'The Best Of Blue Note Years 1986-1994' - 1993, Blue Note
 Lee Ritenour - 'Larry & Lee' - 1995, GRP
 Joe Sample - 'Ashes To Ashes' - 1990, Warner Bros.
 John Scofield - 'Still Warm' - 1994, Rhino
 Sting - 'The Dream Of The Blue Turtles' - 1985, Dora
 The Great Jazz Trio - 'The Memorial Of Hank Jones: Unpublished Anthology' - 2010, East Village Music Inc.
 The Rippingtons - 'Curves Ahead' - 1991, GRP
 Kazumi Watanabe - 'Mobo' - 1984, Polydor K.K Japan, Domo
 Aziza Mustafa Zadeh - 'Dance Of Fire' - 1995, Sony
 Aziza Mustafa Zadeh - 'Inspiration: Color & Reflections' - 2000, Decca

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