Sunday, October 16, 2011

Groove o' the day: Predator by Omar Hakim

Another new "of the day" feature that is going to be nothing like daily. But I'll post them now and then, and it will be on a day, hence the... never mind.

This is the primary groove from Predator, played by Omar Hakim on Weather Report's 1984 Domino Theory record- a very under-rated album, and one of my favorites at the time. I originally transcribed the tune in 1985, and played it for my audition at the University of Oregon that year:


Give a listen (or fifty) to the original track for the context and tempo, and to see how he varies and embellishes the hihat part. And for the musical pleasure of it:


1 comment:

Andrew Hare said...

Oh man, that is nasty!