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Saturday, April 17th

sounds of Chicago

Hamid Drake (drums, percussion, voice; MCOTD Hall of Fame [right]) and Michael Zerang (drums, percussion [left]), live, Chicago (Constellation), last night (performance begins at 7:00)

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yesterday, outside Chicago

Saturday, January 2nd

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Daniel Carter (flute, trumpet, tenor saxophone) and Hamid Drake (percussion, voice; MCOTD Hall of Fame), live, New York, 2014

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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Civilization – spurns – the Leopard!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 276 (Franklin)

Tuesday, December 22nd

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Hamid Drake (drums, percussion; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Michael Zerang (drums, percussion), Joshua Abrams (bass, gumbri), Ayako Kato (movement), live, Chicago (Constellation), last night

 

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yesterday, Chicago

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Don’t say my hut has nothing to offer:
come and I will share with you
the cool breeze that fills my window.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by John Stevens

Monday, December 21st

sounds of Chicago

Not until this morning did I realize how much I needed this.

Hamid Drake (percussion, MCOTD Hall of Fame) and Michael Zerang (percussion), 30th Anniversary Winter Solstice Concert, live, Chicago, this morning (6:30 a.m., CST)

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Sunday, December 20th

testify!

United House of Prayer Shout Bands, live, published 2011

 

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a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

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Do you sometimes imagine that you’re getting used to the emergency? I think I can guarantee that you’re not, burdened by states of mind that will be comprehensible only retrospectively, when they no longer pertain. The world going on nonetheless, as the world will, feels bizarrely conditional, subject in thought and action to a blanketing subjunctive mood: things as we wish they were. We are waiting this out with nostalgia for lost freedoms, fear and empathy in the present, and, perhaps, vague anticipation of eventual survivor’s guilt. Never has social privilege seemed more unfair while being clung to so tenaciously. Some of us—artists—are undergoing the siege in ways that can alert us to the subjective dimensions of an objective calamity. We should want those people to keep it up as best they can.

—Peter Schjeldahl, “The Art World: The Melancholy Gestalt of Isolation” (reviewing  100 Drawings from Now, Drawing Center,  New York), New Yorker, website (12/14/20), 12/21/20 issue (“The Fix We’re In”)

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Tomorrow, 6:30 a.m. (CST): the 30th annual winter solstice concert by Chicago-based percussionists Michael Zerang and Hamid Drake (MCOTD Hall of Fame).

Wednesday, April 22nd

passings

Henry Grimes, bassist, November 3, 1935–April 15, 2020

With Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone), Don Cherry (trumpet), Billy Higgins (drums), live, Rome, 1962

 

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With David Murray (tenor saxophone), Hamid Drake (drums, MCOTD Hall of Fame), live, Finland (Kerava), 2004

 

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With Kidd Jordan (tenor saxophone), live, New York, 2010

 

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Wednesday, February 5th

sounds of Chicago and Wuppertal (Germany)

Peter Brötzmann (1941-, saxophone) and Hamid Drake (1955-, MCOTD Hall of Fame, drums), live, Chicago (Hideout)

 

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other morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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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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

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