Re: Omar Hakim
Omar rocked the pop world with Sting when Sting re-jazzed himself up post-Police. The "Dream of the blue turtles" and the " Bring on the night " tour introduced a highly gifted and technically very competent drummer to the pop masses, a rare ocurrence , I dare say.
The son of Duke Ellington's trombone player is very conscious of not being called a "jazz "or "rock" drummer, having played with Miles and Mariah Carey amongst many others.
I preferred Erskine and Alex Acuna, and Alphonse Mouzon to Omar with Weather Report. I felt they fit the music better, even though Omar was the true monster amongst them.
Last edited by aydee; 12-12-2007 at 06:00 PM.