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The Dream of the Blue TurtlesStingFusion1985Drums
Let's DanceDavid BowiePost-Disco1983Drums

Brothers In ArmsDire StraitsRock1983Drums
TutuMiles DavisFusion1986Drums, Percussion
HIStoryMichael JacksonPop1995Drums
Kiss My AxeAl DiMeolaFusion1991Drums
Alfonzo Blackwell Alfonzo Blackwell Jazz1996Drums, Production
RawAlyson WilliamsR&B1989Drums
Giving You the Best That I GotAnita BakerR&B1989Drums
Back to the Midwest NightArlyn GaleRock1978Drums, Vocals
So & So: Mukai Meets Gilberto Astrud GilbertoLatin1990Drums
Dance of FireAziza Mustafa ZadehFusion1995Drums
Billy MannBilly MannPop/Rock1996Drums, Vocals
Ivory CoastBob JamesJazz1988Drums
Clean SweepBobby BroomJazz1981Drums, Vocals
Beyond WordsBobby McFerrinFusion2002Drums
Harbor LightsBruce HornsbyFusion1993Drums, Percussion
18 TracksBruce SpringsteenRock1999Drums
Boys and GirlsBryan FerryPop/Rock1985Drums
Burning For Buddy: Tribute To Buddy RichVarious ArtistsBig Band1994Drums
Old Devil MoonCarmen LundyJazz1997Drums
City StreetsCarole KingRock1989Drums
Let's Talk About LoveCeline DionPop1997Drums
C.K.Chaka KhanR&B1988Drums
DellaliCheb MamiWorld2001Drums
In JapanChicDisco1996Drums
Live at the BudokanChicDisco1999Drums
New York GrooveChristoph SpendelJazz2002Drums
Citizen CopeCitizen CopeAlternative2002Drums
Time and ChanceColor Me BaddR&B1993Drums
MigrationDave GrusinJazz1989Drums
TonightDavid BowiePop/Rock1984Drums
ChangesbowieDavid BowiePop/Rock1990Drums
Away from HomeDavid BrozaPop/Rock1989Drums
Best of David BrozaDavid BrozaPop/Rock2006Drums
Diamond DaveDavid Lee RothRock2003Drums
The ProgramDavid MoralesElectronic1993Drums
As We SpeakDavid SanbornJazz1981Drums
Love SongsDavid SanbornJazz1995Drums
HeartbeatDon JohnsonRock1986Drums
Hand Of GodEllis HooksBlues2005Drums
Up Your MindEllis HooksBlues2003Drums
UncomplicatedEllis HooksBlues2004Drums
Ese Soy YoEmmanuelLatin1992Drums
When I Need To SmileEugene MaslovJazz1999Drums
The Language of LifeEverything But the GirlRock1990Drums
The LeaderFonzi ThorntonR&B1983Drums
Time for LoveFreddie JacksonR&B1992Drums
TonguesGabrielle RothFusion1995Drums
In Your EyesGeorge BensonSoul1983Songwriter, Composer
Love RemembersGeorge BensonSoul1993Drums
Look AheadGerald VeasleyJazz1992Drums
Soulful StrutGrover Washington Jr.Jazz1995Drums
The Music of Weather ReportJason MilesFusion2000Drums
Eye ContactJay BeckensteinJazz2000Drums
This Is Me... ThenJennifer LopezPop2002Drums
Reel MeJennifer LopezPop2003Drums
Foolish GamesJewelPop1997Drums
Down So LongJewelPop1998Drums
Trilateral CommissionJimi TunnellFusion2005Drums
RelishJoan OsborneAlternative1995Drums
Ashes to AshesJoe SampleJazz1990Drums
SpellboundJoe SampleJazz1989Drums
Still WarmJohn ScofieldJazz1986Drums, Percussion
Slo Sco: Best of the BalladsJohn ScofieldJazz1990Drums, Percussion
Liquid Fire: The Best ofJohn ScofieldJazz1994Drums, Percussion
DeliveranceJonathan ButlerJazz1990Drums
Requiem For The AmericasJonathan EliasPop/Rock1990Drums
Fires of EdenJudy CollinsPop/Rock1990Drums
Mobo, Vols. 1 & 2Kazumi WatanabeJazz1983Drums
G ForceKenny G.Jazz1983Drums
TimelessKenny LattimoreR&B2008Drums
The Unimaginable LifeKenny LogginsPop1997Drums
Very Best Of Larry CarltonLarry CarltonJazz2005Drums
World Of BrazilLee RitenourJazz2005Drums
CollectionLee RitenourJazz1991Drums
FestivalLee RitenourJazz1988Drums
Larry & LeeLee RitenourJazz1995Drums
Very Best Of Lee RitenourLee RitenourJazz2003Drums
Louder Than WordsLionel Richie R&B1996Drums
RosarioLuis SalinasJazz2003Drums
The Sun Don't LieMarcus MillerJazz1993Drums
Mariah CareyMariah CareyR&B1990Drums
Merry ChristmasMariah CareyR&B1994Drums
Another Side Of MidnightMarion MeadowsJazz1999Drums
Martha WashMartha WashSoul1993Drums
Now You See It...Now You Don'tMichael BreckerJazz1990Drums
RitualsMichael ColinaElectronic1990Drums
PlaytimeMichael ZentnerJazz1995Drums
Best Of Michel PetruccianiMichel PetruccianiJazz1993Drums
PlaygroundMichel PetruccianiJazz1991Drums
Primitive CoolMick JaggerRock/Pop1987Drums
Seventh Avenue SouthMike MainieriFusion1996Drums
AmandlaMiles DavisFusion1989Drums
Music from SiestaMiles DavisFusion1987Drums, Percussion
Moving in the Right DirectionModulationsR&B1988Drums
Meta-Funk'n PhysicalMother's FinestR&B2003Drums
Just an IllusionNajeeJazz1992Drums
Love SongsNajeeJazz2000Drums
Najee's ThemeNajeeJazz1986Drums
Tokyo BlueNajeeJazz1990Drums
Free (Yes I'm Free)Nancey JacksonGospel/Soul1997Drums
I On UNeal SchonPop/Rock2005Drums
Late NiteNeal SchonFusion1989Drums
Truest HeartNelson RangellJazz1993Drums
Never Lose Your HeartNoel PointerFusion1993Drums
Emotionally YoursO'JaysR&B1991Drums
PremonitionPeter FramptonRock1986Drums
Inside OutPhilip BaileyR&B1986Drums
Boogie Boogie ManPino DanieleJazz2010Drums
La Grande MadrePino DanieleJazz2012Drums
Gold CoastRhian BensonR&B2003Drums
Scenes from My LifeRichard BonaWorld1999Drums
Hai HaiRoger HodgsonPop/Rock1987Drums
Soul Essentials: Best Of Roy AyersRoy AyersSoul1997Drums
Virgin Ubiquity II: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981Roy AyersSoul2004Drums
I Never Said GoodbyeSammy HagarRock1987Overdubs
Tongues and TailsSophie B. HawkinsAdult Contemporary1992Drums
Best of Sophie B. HawkinsSophie B. HawkinsAdult Contemporary2002Drums
Just Like MagicSpecial EFXJazz1990Drums
Peace of the WorldSpecial EFXJazz1991Drums
Magic TouchStanley JordanSmooth Jazz1985Drums
Best of Stanley JordanStanley JordanSmooth Jazz1995Drums
Bring on the NightStingRock1986Drums
If You Love Somebody Set Them FreeStingRock1985Drums
Very Best of Sting & The PoliceStingRock1997Drums
Live at BirdlandThe Great Jazz Trio / Hank JonesJazz2007Drums
Groovin'The Missing LinksPop/Rock1988Drums
Curves AheadThe RippingtonsSmooth Jazz1991Drums
Don't Disturb This GrooveThe SystemR&B1987Drums
Love ApproachTom BrowneJazz1979Drums
In My Wildest DreamsTom GrantJazz1991Drums
The View From HereTom GrantJazz1993Drums
Bumpin' VoyageToshi KubotaR&B1994Drums
Sunshine, MoonlightToshi KubotaR&B1995Drums
Matters of the HeartTracy ChapmanPop/Rock1992Drums
Urban KnightsUrban KnightsSmooth Jazz1995Drums, Lead & Background Vox, Songwriter
Sorrow Is Not Forever...But Love IsUrszula DudziakFusion1983Drums
Bottom's UpVictor BaileyJazz1989Drums
Low BlowVictor BaileyFusion1999Drums
That's RightVictor BaileyFusion2001Drums
Domino TheoryWeather ReportFusion1984Drums
Forecast: TomorrowWeather ReportFusion2006Drums
ProcessionWeather ReportFusion1983Drums
RecordWeather ReportFusion1982Drums, Vocals, Guitar
Sportin' LifeWeather ReportFusion1984Drums
This is This!Weather ReportFusion1985Drums
A Dream FulfilledWill DowningR&B1991Drums
Love's the Place to BeWill DowningR&B1993Drums
MoodsWill DowningR&B1995Drums
Beauty & HarmonyMiwa YoshidaPop1995Drums
"Batman & Robin" Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various ArtistsSoundtrack1997Drums
Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters: Verve at 50Various ArtistsJazz1994Drums
Brownstones & Moonlight: Celebration of Black Music MonthVarious ArtistsJazz1994Drums, Producer
Drop Squad (Original Soundtrack)Various ArtistsSoundtrack1994Drums
Elton John And Tim Rice: AidaVarious ArtistsSoundtrack1999Drums
Feeling MinnesotaVarious ArtistsSoundtrack1996Drums
Live! for Life (AMC Cancer Research Benefit Album)Various ArtistsPop1986Guitar
Malcolm X (Original Soundtrack)Various ArtistsSoundtrack1992Drums
Smooth Jazz: The Originals, Vol. 1Various ArtistsSmooth Jazz2001Drums
The Best Smooth Jazz EverVarious ArtistsSmooth Jazz2002Drums
We All Love Ennio MorriconeVarious ArtistsSoundtrack2007Drums

We Are One


Omar Hakim We Are One Album CoverITUNES_WHITECLEARThis CD is a musical exploration of age old spiritual truths… and a musical commentary on Life on the earth plane. “The idea being… to speak about the spiritual oneness of all people, and to connect with the source of music, life and positive energy through sound. This project is a celebration of the intrinsic spiritual nature and oneness of mankind; and our soul’s quest for peace of mind and happiness. Everybody is searching for understanding of and connection with the higher power behind the physical creation. Every waking hour, we seek Love, joy, freedom, and a productive and successful life during our time here. Sometimes with success and other times with great toil and disappointment. But through our most difficult moments in the life experience, we must try to hang on to our faith knowing that we will emerge on the other side stronger and with a deeper understanding of who and what we really are. Each song represents a phase of the human/spiritual experience on this earth.



Exif_JPEG_PICTUREIt’s not often that I “look back” on my work and take stock of where I am as an artist at that moment. But I do realize that sometimes it’s an important part of moving forward.  The idea being that in order to successfully and completely move forward in life you should not only focus on where you want to go, but maybe a person might also on occasion consider a close examination and assessment of the path one has tread and experienced up to that present moment. It’s possible that the data gathered from such a moment of introspection would inspire a newfound purpose and focus for the task ahead. This compilation is the representation of me taking some time to reflect and assess my own creative past, and consider the possibilities for my future as a musical artist. With this compilation I decided to focus primarily on my instrumental recordings. This collection not only features my drumming, but also presents a sampling of my work as a writer of contemporary Jazz-Funk-Melodic and Rock influenced instrumental compositions. However, it’s not just a retrospective reflection of the past, as I’ve also included three new previously unreleased songs.

The Trio of OZ


thtrioofoz1Hakim and Grammy winning pianist, Rachel Z (Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke, Peter Gabriel) came together in 2010 to form “The Trio of OZ”, fusing rock, jazz, and jam into a must-hear musical statement. Touring extensively around the globe, the Trio added bassist Solomon Dorsey (Stevie Wonder, Bobby Watson), a recent grad of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, who brings a fresh, explosive vibe to the Trio. Their self-titled debut takes the audience on a journey of groundbreaking arrangements of music from such bands as the Killers, Depeche Mode, Death Cab for Cutie and the Police. The Trio of OZ garnered rave reviews, with Jazziz Magazine nominating it for Best Jazz CD of the Year honors.

The Groovesmith


groovesmithITUNES_WHITECLEARThis sophomore project from Mr. Hakim continues down the path of Rhythm Deep in its eclectic mix of Funk/R&B, Pop and Fusion explorations. A mix of vocal and instrumental songs, The Groovesmith pays homage to the artists and music he listened to as a youngster growing up in Jamaica Queens, NY. The radio in the late 60’s and 1970’s provided a very open minded approach to programming, which greatly influenced not only Omar’s drumming but also shaped how he experienced melody and composition. Both of his solo recordings, Rhythm Deep and The Groovesmith, reflect this love for melodic and rhythmic Funk/Pop music and Fusion. Most Notably “In the Arms of Dhyan” is an instrumental masterpiece featuring the late great Kenny Kirkland on a wonderful piano solo. The title track “The Groovesmith” is a funky jam, featuring a hilarious middle section where the character “the Groovesmith” comes to the rescue of a very bad house party, saving the day. Other songs of note: “Treasure” (a duet with vocalist Samora Free), “Convergence” a serious Fusion jam feat. Denzil Miller on keys, “Sita’s Dance,” “The Flow of Love,” and “Its That Time.” Recorded entirely at Omar’s home studio, this project represented independence and total creative control for the artist, and completely changing the way he would work on his personal music going forward.

Musicians include Jerry Brooks (bass), Abdul Zuhri (guitar), Selan Lerner (keys), Victor Bailey (bass), 911 Horns, Nick Moroch (guitar), Denzil Miller (keys) and Pedro Eustache (Chinese Flute). Engineered by Stan Wallace and Omar Hakim. Produced and Mixed by Omar Hakim.

Rhythm Deep


rhythmdeep1The first solo album from Omar reveals other sides of his creative and musical vision. Featuring his original songs and compositions; with performances not only on drums and percussion, but also as Lead Vocalist, Guitarist, Keyboard Player and producer. Rhythm Deep explores the many sides of Omar with a Funk, Pop, Jazzy Fusion perspective that is fun and satisfying to listen to. Featuring the hit single “Take My Heart”, title track “Rhythm Deep” and high-energy fusion jam “Constructive Criticism.”

Musical guests include Najee, Victor Bailey, Michael Bearden, Chieli Minucci and Nicki Richards. Engineered by Scott Ansell. Produced by Omar Hakim and Michael Bearden.