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

Have any of the haters noticed that he's playing this insane arrangement, horn hits and all WITH NO CHART? That requires HUGE ears. You cannot possibly expect these people to understand the level of skill involved here. Trolls are gonna troll y'all. Just ask yourself "How many tour buses have THEY seen the inside of?" Stop wasting your energy arguing with trolls guys. The just feed off of your anger. ASLO: Dat bass player.
Wow. Impeccable! Anyone who feels they can rightly criticize this performance, please post yourself doing better. Otherwise, STFU. Thank you.
cosmo parkour
Your missing the point--who cares what he's wearing ---it's an awesome display of his fantastic expression--I love the way he plays with his ability--can't you tell he's having a ball--that's what it's all about--I love him--always have
Paul Bentley
this is not just playing the drums. the man is totally in tune with this type big band performance he's really in sync with the whole sound, the music, the groove, the spirit, everything. Exceptional drumming I haven't seen him better before, he elevated himself brilliant anybody doesn't like this. they are dumbasses. you think he gets to play with people like sting without being the best get a life. That's a world class performance.
Pils Nrimgaard
The first exposure I had to this dude Omar was john Schofields album "still warm" this cat can shred for sure!
The power of the fanny pack compels you....
Omar is truly one of the best. Rock drummers can play with power but no finesse. Much harder to play with finesse. Omar plays with as much power and finesse as you will ever need. He played with Weather Report among other bands. Weather Report always had good drummers to play their demanding music. Manu Katché is another great drummer to check out.
Jay strass
By far the best tribute to Buddy, no body else kicked that much ass, and if that didn't make u move than nothing will. Beautiful.
Stephen J
very fluid drummer
Richard Murphy
The Man is a groove eater! , Only Drummers know about this, Listen and watch!
Ernest Adams
Buddy Rich memorial concert 1991
Junior Jones
Omar Rock’s the shit out of this, as only he can. Wonderful human being too!
Haha...great feel.The band love him.
Divamol & The Romantic Nihilists
Buddy wasn't' God and no one gets to write the commandments of Drumming -, but you'd think so with the way his worshipers have deified him .Lets face it Buddy was an extraordinary drummer but am opinionated arrogant small minded unit as an artist in the broader sense. Anyway that was then and this is now. I thought Omars performance was stunning and fun myself....
Steve Fortuna
Smooth as butter, timing like a Swiss watch, with enough passion drive and emotion to take it to the stratosphere. Truly world class, and then some!
Jim Griffin
Bass cat is TOTAL.
c c
These people are so in sync their talent is just beyond ridiculous. I can only shake my head in despair to hear the garbage that is played on the radio presently.
The Cloberth
That cat's on fire!
drummers learn from Listening to other drummers, whatever your level your at you can learn a lot from this guy
Juan Ayala
Tremendo músico!!! Puede tocar todos los estilos y ritmos. Maestro!!!
Dave Naus
You can do it with a matched grip! Nice work Bro!
Tenzing Sherpa
28 jacklegs are still working their way through Carmine Appice's "Realistic Rock".
the guy with the grey afro on his left is digging the shit out of his playing
DEAR GOD - another video where you can't hear the snare grace notes - (I look to see what event this is) - and of all events for the drum mix to suck - the BUDDY RICH MEMORIAL?!?!?!?!
ioané Moonqad
muslim drummer ! simply the best !
EricVon bush
this tunes makes me feel the soul of Jazz thank you Miles and Omar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
President Santa
that was a piece of beautiful!!
Robert Delich
absolutely irreplaceable.
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Andre Wash
Who's that bass player?
He tries too hard to play the camera, twisting his head back and making goofy faces. Be a musician first, show-off last. Mediocre rendition. Bad approach.
mr Hakim is top !
David Sempau
Great version! Am I wrong, or that is Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (NHØP) on bass?
Cheryl A Lockett
Omar plays with such precision and skill. I'm a long time fan.
his ride cymbal looks HUGE
Gryspin Zetorgur
holy shit! He's improvising!!!
carolyn Jackson12
Omar is a beast on them drums. I love it when he let loose and express himself. Awesome. One!
Patrick Tiglao
Hakim is to music what butter and cream are to cooking. One of my top three favourite drummers along with Al Foster and Aaron Scott. I could listen to him forever and never get bored.
My first intro to Omar was w/ Bowie in the late 70's
Olle Olausson
Pulserande rytmisk sida.Örongodis.
Phil Paul Call
46 THUMBS DOWN??? As far as playing goes... Hahahaha, come on guys. If you can destroy a set like this and just oooze amazing ability, OK, then say something. If not... Shhhhhh... Master performance... ...and yes, dude is so amazing, he can ham it up for the camera when most of us would be a sweaty mess and probably wearing a tuxedo which would limit our mobility and cause some type of injury? ;) The clothing comment when I first read it was a bit much, but when I actually thought about it, the rest of these Orchestra cats are suited up - maybe a shirt with a collar could get a passing grade on dress code? And I say this only because my wife would tear my ass up if I wore a T-Shirt to a gig like this... Haha. The era that Buddy Rich played in - those guys played in suits. As always, Omar Hakim - amazing. Utmost respect.
THAT RIDE CYMBAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Michael Lang
Omar is just amazing.
bruce reid
omar hakim milestones
Hakim is a crap person and dogged another drummers wife until he broke that marriage up and married her.. That is no drummer worth knowing or listening to.. He's now replaced that drummer in his"New"wives band.. I kid you not.. What dude does that to another drummer? I don't care what he plays.. Hes a slimy human being and an ass kisser..
mike ferguson
look at that straight back posture
I also do not much care who else hired a person that would do that to another drummer and another good one at that. Talking about him as a person has meaning to some and for those who don't give a shit about how he shits on other fellow musicians it means nothing and hey,thats why we have opinions right?
jaw dropping amazing!
buddy version of this at Ronnie Scots is something else
S W ToDi
Terrible audio setting. Can't really hear those hi-hat, cymbals and the snare sounds so " dry ". Piano so hollow and not percussive etc  Dumb engineers. What a waste for such a great band ! 
Eddie Avakian
Like butter baby
Jay strass
By far the best tribute to Buddy, no body else kickedon that much ass, and if that didn't make u move than nothing will. Beautiful.
Eddie Bronston
One of my fave Miles tunes!!
Fred DeRuvo
Dude is awesome!
Sherrie Crouch
play Buddy would be proud!
Alain Mulder
renato macaluso
S o, So . Ge niu s
speckofdust I
Yup, the piano is nice and loud, but no audible snare grace notes. You would think they would learn to, mix the drums a little hotter. Maybe next time.
Jeffrey Middelveld
4:24, that moment when he makes that buzz and his smile disappears, so friggin' perfect. Love this performance thought, unbelievable piece of art.
Jason Grazian
paolo soggetti
Few drummers, if any, have a control of dynamics comparable to Maestro Hakim's....
If your a drummer just keep your girl away from him as thats how he got his latest wife..
STEVE MARCUS...Buddys right hand man for any solo!
I love that kind of drumming. Pure American.
m lurvink
Oh man, this great ! gr. from the Netherlands, Marcel
Millard Curtis
What line of Pearl is that?
Diego Ferreira
Who is the bass player?
frank triolo
Unbelievable. Personally, I like Hakim more than Collaiuta, Weckl, Williams, Cobham, White, and others. They are all great, but Hakim has it all, in my humble opinion.
Eric Wechter
3:46 to 3:53 is everything!
Caleb Robinson
greatest drummer of all time
Stephen Edmunds
No Name
Insupportable Omar Hakim qui vient là uniquement dans le but de déballer ses plans ... excellent batteur mais ce genre de prestations en jean et T shirt Decathlon desservent la musique et encore plus le Jazz qui n'a pas toujours très bonne image aux yeux d'un public peu connaisseur ...
Hush...I think I hear Neil crying backstage
Kermit Hitler
yuck horrible zero swing just a chops display sounds like just what it is, an extremely technically proficient and very high level funk/rock/pop drummer trying to play swing
better than cobhams but too busy and it didnt swing like phillys version ,gimme philly joes version over cobham and omars any day !!!
Trigger Fish
squeezed a turd at 3:19 
pourquoi pas
Miguel Olivares-Alvarez
Lorenz Müller
Is that a PEARL Free Floating PICCOLO BRASS???? And can you NAME some ARTIST who play this snare?
so would Omar...
Buddy Rich would change grip if it suited him to do so .
Rudy De Podestà hero!!!
Golden Bear
Omar, one of my all time favorites!
great player
Joshua Strong
"Had he been in Buddy's band, he would have been fired ON THE SPOT" Good thing he wasn't in Buddy's band, right? If Hakim was listening to a band leader, you bet that he'd show up presented the way his boss desired, but Hakim is his own boss here. There's a multitude of reasons why he may have shown up in such casual attire, but they don't concern me. The playing is what matters here.
Łukasz Śmigiel
This is called jazz police.
he was like the god of he could allow himself to be an asshole lol
Pulling licks out of that Phanny pack all night
me neither...I guess Omar and all the other great drummers who play with matched grip haven't seen that particular video
Egroj Zeñabi
It's interesting how drumsets and their sound have evolved over the decades: by then the trend was several, huge power toms with clear heads and the ride cymbal up high and inclined (Weckl and Simon Phillips used to do the same). Now you see most of the elite drummers with smaller toms -mostly with coated heads- and cymbals just slightly inclined.
Johnny Botts
Let`s have a hand for that bass player. That guy was cookin`.
Seen that video. Great drummer as he was, Buddy talked a fair amount of BS.
The Jungle of Gaming
He looks like black version of Steve Smith :DD
Well Theo, I don't hear any limited abilities here.
Marco Muresu
There shouldn't be reasons for BR to be upset with Hakim. He is a really gifted drummer with groove and a very smooth sound.. Listen to music, don't judge it only with eyes or hypocritical preconcections about grip or clothing styles. Morover, BR learn drumming "old school style" with a massive study of the snare drums with its rudiments, basically followed from army march styles. I think there is not a problem for using a grip instead of another one, independently from music genre. Hakim rules