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Hamid Drake

Hamid Drake
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Hamid Drake (born August 3, 1955) is an American jazz drummer and percussionist. Based in the Chicago area, he has worked with many of the most prominent players in jazz, especially of the free varieties. Along with Foday Musa Suso and Adam Rudolph, he was a member of Mandingo Griot Society.
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Karuna — Imaginary Archipelago Karuna — Imaginary Archipelago
(Bandcamp Meta Records, 2020, CD / DL)
Liebman, Rudolph & Drake — Chi Liebman, Rudolph & Drake — Chi
(RareNoise RNR102, 2019, CD / DL)
The Jamie Saft Quartet — Hidden Corners The Jamie Saft Quartet — Hidden Corners
(RareNoise RNR109, 2019, CD / LP / DL)
Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive — Ragmala - A Garland of Ragas Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive — Ragmala - A Garland of Ragas
(Meta Records, 2019, 2CD / DL)
Karuna — Karuna Karuna — Karuna
(Bandcamp Meta Records, 2018, CD / DL)
Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures — Glare of the Tiger Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures — Glare of the Tiger
(META 020, 2017, CD)
Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures — Dream Garden Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures — Dream Garden
(Justin Time JTR 8537-2, 2008, CD)
Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures — 12 Arrows Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures — 12 Arrows
(META 003, 1999, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Sound-System Herbie Hancock — Sound-System
(Columbia CK 65961, 1984/1999, CD)
Mandingo Featuring Foday Musa Suso & Herbie Hancock — Watto Sitta Mandingo Featuring Foday Musa Suso & Herbie Hancock — Watto Sitta
(Celluloid CEL 6103, 1984/1987, CD)
Mandingo Griot Society — Mighty Rhythm Mandingo Griot Society — Mighty Rhythm
(Flying Fish FF 269, 1980, LP)
Mandingo Griot Society — Mandingo Griot Society Mandingo Griot Society — Mandingo Griot Society
(Flying Fish FF70076, 1978/1992, CD)

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