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Saturday, August 24th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

No drummer gives me more joy.

Aly Keita (1969-, balafon), Hamid Drake (1955-, MCOTD Hall of Fame, drums), live, Italy (Santa’Anna Arresi, Sardinia), 2017

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Thursday, May 10th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Hamid Drake (drums; MCOTD Hall of Fame), David Murray (tenor saxophone), live, 2017

 

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Tuesday, October 10th

drum festival
day two

Hamid Drake (MCOTD Hall of Fame, drums), Sylvain Kassap (clarinets), Benjamin Duboc (bass), live, France (Pantin), 2016

 

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lagniappe

reading table

I haven’t died before, so I sometimes get a bad case of beginner’s nerves, but they soon pass.

—Cory Taylor (1955-2016), Dying: A Memoir

Saturday, August 5th

sounds of Chicago

Solstice Drum Quartet (l-r: Michael Zerang, Mike Reed, Hamid Drake [MCOTD Hall of Fame], Avreeayl Ra) & Guests (Mars Williams, Nick Mazzarella, saxophones; Dan Phillips, guitar; Tatsu Aoki, bass), live, Chicago, 2016

 

Saturday, June 17th

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Hamid Drake (1955-; drums; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Fred Anderson (1929-2010, tenor saxophone), “Black Women (For Beatrice Anderson and Amelia Drake),” live (recording session, Back Together Again), 2004

 

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art beat

Marc PoKempner (1948-), Theresa’s Lounge (Junior Wells behind the bar), Chicago (4801 S. Indiana), 1979

Tuesday, June 13th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

No matter how I’m feeling (down, up, whatever), listening to him leaves me feeling better.

Hamid Drake (drums), live, New York, 2015

 

 

 

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art beat

Danny Lyon (1942-), Chicago (Uptown), 1965

Thursday, March 9th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

William Parker’s In Order To Survive (WP, bass, composition; Hamid Drake, drums, MCOTD Hall of Fame;* Lewis Barnes, trumpet; Rob Brown, alto saxophone; Cooper-Moore, piano), “Criminals in the White House,” live, New York, 2013

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radio

Today—his birthday—it’s all Ornette Coleman all day on WKCR-FM (Columbia University).

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*With saxophonists Von Freeman and Henry Threadgill; trumpeter Lester Bowie; gospel singer Dorothy Love Coates; composer Morton Feldman; poets John Berryman, William Bronk, and Wislawa Szymborska; and photographer Helen Levitt.

Thursday, September 1st

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Hamiet Bluiett (baritone saxophone, clarinet, flute, voice), William Parker (bass, doson gouni, shakuhachi), Hamid Drake (drums, voice), live, New York, 2016

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lagniappe

reading table

Three bowls of stew
and you feel
rich after all

—Yosa Buson (1716-1783), translated from Japanese by W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento

Wednesday, August 31st

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Michel Portal (clarinets, accordion), Hamid Drake (drums), live, France (Le Mans), 2012


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reading table

Skylark
sings all day,
and day not long enough.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto

Tuesday, August 30th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Today drummer Hamid Drake (1955-) enters the MCOTD Hall of Fame, joining saxophonists Von Freeman and Henry Threadgill; trumpeter Lester Bowie; gospel singer Dorothy Love Coates; composer Morton Feldman; poets John Berryman, William Bronk, and Wislawa Szymborska; and photographer Helen Levitt. Whatever the situation, he adds oxygen.

DKV Trio (HD, drums; Kent Kessler, bass; Ken Vandermark, baritone saxophone), live, Chicago, 2010

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