Omar Hakim - Slo Funk (w/ Drum Solo) (HQ)


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Buddy Rich Memorial Concert Ritz Theater in New York City on April 8, 1991



Oceantrain711
only drummer I know who makes wearing a fanny pack look badass lol.
Daniel Fresco
Dat fanny pack though.....So good
Alfredo Santana
He is one of the best...
JohnW4ng
Is this composition called the Funky Fanny Pack?
DANIEL FARIA
Amazing Omar Hakim
Rick Deckard
You rock that fanny pack Omar!!!
DAN PROWSE
One of the best Live Recordings of a big band I have heard. Ever, of course, ever.
Eric Sandoval
Drumming with a fanny pack lol epic
Ernest Adams
ALRIGHT
Carl Scripter
7:37 ... I need to take some blood pressure medication now.
Lorenz Müller
I own that particular side snare. My teacher bought it off him and gave it to me. Pearl Free Floating Brass.
Drummer Grate
hey man this is divine great solo
Kastlemerock Talk
Omar! So fluid! So honest no pretence behind the kit. Just unapologetic musical expression! Love that guy! Neil Peart was on this show too their styles are on the opposite ends of the spectrum in drumming. It was so cool to watch!
Ernest Adams
Check Him OUT
Djibinho
" Omar Hakim, Drummer.. I Remember the old Band with Herbie Hancock, W. Shorter, and the BassPlayer Stanley Clarke !
didier d'agostino
Marvellous drummer ! Mr.Omar Hakim , I LOVE IT ! Friendships Omar ! (Didier D'agostino French Drummer-teacher ).
KowkoBudda
wait did anyone see that shit at 8:55? did he drop a stick or something and picked up another one?
77 heiwajima77
スティック捨て過ぎwww
Chris Song
I saw him when he was with Weather Report and Victor Bailey was on bass. Dude blew my mind. Seriously.
Lorenz Müller
WHO ELSE PLAYED THE BRASS PICCOLO? WHICH ARTIST? CAN YOU NAME SOME?????? PLS HELP ME
Lorenz Müller
THAT BRASS FREE FLOATING PICCOLO!!! aww so delicious
Z.o.H
lol i saw that too he didnt actually drop it he caught it at the last second before he hit it. look reaaaallll close lol
Tony Mottaz
Does anyone else see the magic trick he does at 8:50?!?!?! Drops a stick, then a new one appears in his hand right before he plays that fatty snare shot. I swear I re-watched it like 30 times
alabush
Did he break his stick at 0:50?
amber sneezeweed
Yeah, that's a straight soprano.
Arthur Name
Q: Why do you love to hear Omar Hakim play drums? A: (Plays this performance for the questioner.)
canturgan
What a player. Good band too.
fredrik bergström
Omar is a amazing player. I worked backstage on this gig. I was a student at the drummers collective in 1991, and they asked me if I wanted to help out backstage and see the gig from there. Incredible lineup : Omar, Steve Smith, Marvin " smitty " Smith ( teacher at dc ), Neil Peart and Will Calhoun + solo performance from Max Roach. But Omar sounded best on stage, actually the only time the rest of the band having big smiles on their faces. Nice memory.
Paul D'Angelo
One of the first CDs I heard him on was "Still Warm" by John Scofield. His playing on that CD is truly inspiring. This video only helps me to see how amazing he can be. Wow.
Johan Brodd
To me it sounds more like a soprano sax, but I could be wrong.
Johan Brodd
None needed. This solo is awesome anyways! :D
yanksrule5502
that oboe solo and the way everything mixed and melted together literally made me start jumping around in my room
Pierce Gilmore
No words!!
ThatKiddMarc12
His Styles Amazing ! Defiantly Inspiring
AFullSodaCan
After hearing "Contact" by Daft Punk, I knew he was a good drummer, but after hearing this, my mind is blown!
erwartungstk
After watching this i can understand how daft punk figured out some of their rhythms...
Herman King
Outstanding!!
Drumminsince89
Could it be the 80's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..lol
fnkdrmmr
It was a joke stupid... And NO, I've never worn a fanny-pac. And yes, I've travelled. Keep your closet-gay sarcasm to yourself.
King Dre Rule
hes no 1
Dave Pearson
Who cares what someone wears when they play like this. Never worn a fanny-pac? Then I guess my friend you've never travelled.
fnkdrmmr
Why is the great Omar Hakim wearing a fanny-pak? In most cases, "Black men" are stereo-typically cool. But a fanny-pak?
MP
Angled, high toms and cymbals on giant boom stands situated significantly above eye level. I wonder what decade this is?
kebiwoni
Groove!!
wickedpissa25
You're listening to one of the greatest drummers alive, and you're concerned about what he's wearing? Really? ..... wow.
DANimalicious
Brutha can play!
zippydee63
The soprano sax drove this thing on, and you could tell that Omar was digging it!
jjjb9098
Haaahh!...!..L O double L...That's.The Best funky drumer comment ever!!!!!
XTECH
i notice all the old school drummers play up high all the new drummers play with they sets down low almost like in a marching band
krzycho13
The trombonist reaction at 8:14 says it all.
xXMAGNUSXx lords mobile
8:14 wow
jakeenan
When one looks up fluidity it says....Omar Hakim.
Shaun McMillan
My drum professor in college always sported the fanny-pack?? Rande Sanderbeck at ETSU.
afiyf
David Bowie,  Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Sting, Weather Report, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Miles Davis, Chic, Bryan Ferry, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, Everything but the Girl, Marcus Miller, Kazumi Watanabe, Lee Ritenour, Chieli Minucci, The Rippingtons, Bobby McFerrin, and...  Daft Punk...
amber sneezeweed
Ahh the early 90's.
drewper73
I first heard Omar on Sting's "The Dream of the Blue Turtles" album & I've loved his playing ever since. Sting released a live double cd from the tour for that first album called "Bring On The Night." It has Kenny Kirkland on keys, Daryl Jones on bass, Branford Marsalis on saxes, & of course Omar on drums. It came out in the mid-80's & it still knocks me out to this day. There's also a dvd with the same name. Be sure to check out Omar on a tune called, "I Burn For You." Different version on cd.
drewper73
No kidding? I bet those were some good jams!
Bobthebrick7
That's what the fanny-pack is for :P
Lauty Bend
Why does he have his fanny pack on. haha that is hilarious
ALBERT JULIAN
Wooo something happened at 8:50 ,doin the rolls at the toms . . .
CheHusin CheDarus
What a special gift given to you Omar Hakim,... Unbelievable, Incredable...
Confines Of Time
Omar God, you are the MAN!
mastadriver
anyone else noticed that cymbal get stuck at 5:16 and how naturally he unstuck it? :)
Brad Allmand
yeah, he's the real deal.  Anyone who is hired by Joe Zawinul of Weather Report is absolutely world class.  Hakim is in the same camp as Alex Acuna and Peter Erskine. Every Weather Report musician was among the best in the world.    
Dylan Amadon
god damn it he's so good
33rdPatriot
Why does OH roll in wearing street scrubs??
Joe Sorcic
looked like some sort of minor grip issue transferring from floor tom to snare. It happens,but it sure as hell wasn't a loss of time,groove or beat. He cruised like it didn't even happen
wickedpissa25
The fanny-pack is where he keeps a little extra funk, just in case he needs to get exra-funky.
johnny astro
Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch etc.....
clankford2
Omar is still my cat on the drums. His touch is so smooth.
Juninho Brasil
Mais um video desse cara que me inspira demais =)
PhuckHue2
so underrated
焼津の半次
オマー・ハキムはいわゆるタイトなプレーをするドラマーではない、ロイ・ヘインズやトニー・ウィリアムスとは異なるタイプだけれど私は好きだ。私が彼を知ったのはファンクが流行りだした30年近く前だが、あの頃はロナルド・シャノン・ジャクソンのほうが売れていたのだけれど、オマーはうまくなったように思う。当たり前だが、彼は太鼓を叩く、シンバルは抑えてドラムの音色を重視しているところが良い下手糞なドラマーはシンバルをずらりと並べてドラムはおざなりでジャンジャンとうるさい。ライブなどではそのほうが盛り上がるようだが、大嫌いだ。アート・ブレイキーのように緻密なロールはできないようだが、オマーのドラムは人類の起源を感じさせるアーシーなものだから美しく感じるのだろう。
7thandbleecker
flabergasted
ousman n'dong
omar is THE cat !
clankford2
Still one of the best freestyle solo lead into an ensemble piece.Classic. Still one of my favs.
Kim White
OMAR HAKIM I GROW UP WITH THIS GUY. I LIVED ON THE SAME BLOCK IN ST. ALBANS , QUEENS NY. I USE TO WATCH HIM PLAY IN HIS BASEMENT WHEN WE WAS KIDS. A FANTASTIC DRUMMER THE BEST .
William R. Tallman
Who gives a rip about ANY "..stick loss.." eggy He stays in the groove AND IMHO I dare say NOONE caught it except the wonderful HI-DEF camera that we are watching.
themadmaddrummer
This Performance is LEGENDARY !!!!! Probably one of the best drum solos ever, and some of the sickest grooves ever with the band. These guys are some of the best ever in the Industry !!!!!
William Edwards
This is what you play after a few shots of Crown Royal with a Coke back...
William Edwards
What's up with the fannie pack???
henchwang
@weeblum91 thanks for the heads up. Awesome beat to sample....
William Vick
4:10, A producer called Jon Kennedy sampled that beautiful beat and made an incredible downtempo tune. It's called 'A Potrait of Autumn' Check it out. Peace
betty swollox
Just in case you were wondering.................Yes, everything was better in those days.
Chris R
like he was jamming to his favourite record in his parents' basement
Emerson Capuano
Fantastic drums solo and music. Good composition
Philippe Attali
Un seul mot...Fabuleux!!!!
ScruffyG Drums
awesome.......simply stated....loved it....
jchabli
i can't even
Saulo Silva
Toca pra carilha, PQP!!!
Dean B
one of my faves..
boomfield
this guy played em all - a true legend in colour Hail to the king..Mr. Omar Hakim
Jane Millerick
also played with Weather Report, Miles Davis, Sting, Anita Baker, Bryan Ferry, Kazumi Wantanabe, Mustafa Zadeh and on ..! tons of people..
KOUSSA KOUSSA
Great from Morocco
angelo michetti
Are those Drums PEARL BLX Birch? or PEARL MLX Maple?
c c
Respectable musician and drummer but I hate the way his drum kit is tuned the heads on his drums sound really cheap
Archie Cocke
Omar is the personification of joy on a drum kit.
David Breese
Lead sounded like he was struggling
drummercook60
In place of a suitcase.
MoustacheCloud
I like that meaty bass.