Re: Hamid Drake
And it saddens me that there have been no replies. No one here knows about him? No DRUMMER here knows about Hamid Drake? This is why publications like Modern Drummer keep showing me the same 20 guys for the past 20 years, with a flavor of the month thrown in. (and DRUM! shows me almost nothing but flavors of the month with a few metal guys thrown in)
I am done hearing about Steve Gadd, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Simon Phillips, etc etc. Give me some new people, like Eric Harland, Hamid Drake, Nasheet Waits, Rodney Greene, Kendrick Scott etc ETC. I'll take any of them over the first group. The drums have advanced, and not just in terms of machines keeping track of BPM...
Just sad, that's all.