Omar Hakim

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Omar Hakim is a fusion drummer and session man extraordinaire whose talents have graced a tremendous variety of big name recordings in the jazz, pop, and R&B fields dating back to the early '80s. Born…
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Year Album Artist
2019 My Songs Sting Drums
2018 5 Original Albums Bobby McFerrin Drums
2018 It's About Time Chic / Nile Rodgers Drums
2018 Loving the Alien (1983-1988) David Bowie Drums
2017 Brother, Brother: The GRP/Arista Anthology Tom Browne Composer
2016 Before the Dawn Kate Bush Drums
2015 The Last Word: The Warner Bros. Years Miles Davis Drums, Percussion
2015 The Ultimate Collection George Benson Composer
2014 All My Tomorrows/Soulful Strut/Breath of Heaven Grover Washington Drums
2013 Fire Within Birdy Drums
2013 Genesis Chieli Minucci / Special EFX Drums, Guest Artist
2013 Random Access Memories Daft Punk Musician, Drums, Percussion
2012 Chinese Wall/Inside Out Philip Bailey Drums
2012 Jazz Sax: Verve 50 Primary Artist
2012 Magic Touch/Standards, Vol.1/Flying Home Stanley Jordan Drums
2012 The Dream 1973-2011 Michael Franks Drums
2012 Then Again: The Anthology David Sanborn Drums
2012 Traveler Jerry Douglas Composer, Drums, Percussion
2011 1986-1991: The Warner Years Miles Davis Drums, Percussion
2011 25 Years Sting Drums
2011 A Very Special Christmas, Vols. 1-2 Drums, Producer
2011 Dance, Dance, Dance: The Best of Chic Live Chic Drums
2011 Live in Cologne 1983 Weather Report Drums
2011 Smooth Jazz #1 Hits Drums
2011 The Complete Columbia Albums Collection Wayne Shorter Drums, Producer
2011 The Best of 25 Years Sting Drums
2011 The Complete Columbia Albums Collection Grover Washington Drums
2011 Top Hits/80's Only Number 1's Drums
2010 Boogie Boogie Man Pino Daniele Drums
2010 Classic Love Songs George Benson Composer
2010 Daydream/Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Drums
2010 Hello Tomorrow Dave Koz Drums
2010 Homeland Laurie Anderson Drums
2010 Perfect Way: The Miles Davis Anthology: The Warner Bros. Years Miles Davis Drums
2009 Absence Without Love/On & On Carl Anderson Drums
2009 Let's Talk About Love/A New Day Has Come Céline Dion Drums
2009 Live at Budokan Chic Drums
2008 A Very Special Christmas Playlist Plus Producer, Drums, Drum
2008 King of Pop Michael Jackson Drums, Percussion
2008 Koncert Richard Muller Vocals, Drums
2008 Les Incontournables du Jazz: Miles Davis Miles Davis Drums
2008 The Dream of the Electric Guitars, Vol. 1 Drums
2008 Timeless Kenny Lattimore Drums
2008 iSelect David Bowie Drums
2007 Hymns for Peace: Live at Montreux 2004 Santana Guest Artist, Percussion
2007 Master of All Trades Marcus Miller Guest Artist
2007 Overjoyed: Smooth Jazz Plays Stevie Wonder Drums
2007 The Best of David Bowie 1980-1987 David Bowie Drums
2007 The Very Best of Mick Jagger Mick Jagger Drums
2007 The Very Best of the Warner Bros. Sessions 1985-1991 Miles Davis Drums
2007 We All Love Ennio Morricone Ennio Morricone Drums
2006 Blood on the Dance Floor/Invincible Michael Jackson Drums, Percussion
2006 Forecast: Tomorrow Weather Report Producer, Vocals, Drums
2006 Great Sessions Michel Petrucciani Drums
2006 I Feel Your Spirit Clifford Adams Drums
2006 Introducing Joe Sample Joe Sample Drums
2006 Night in Amsterdam: Live at the Paradisco July 17, 2005 Chic Drums
2006 Songs You Know: Soul Drums
2006 Things Will Be Better: The Best of David Broza David Broza Main Personnel, Drums
2005 I on U Neal Schon Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Drums
2005 Love Pages Cafe Soul All Stars Drums
2005 My Vibes: The Best of the Uno Melodic Years Roy Ayers Musician
2005 Mysterious Voyages: A Tribute to Weather Report Drums, Drums (Snare), Cymbals
2005 Something to Be Rob Thomas Drums
2005 The Hand of God Ellis Hooks Main Personnel, Drums
2005 The Very Best of Larry Carlton Larry Carlton Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Drums
2005 Timeless Don Friedman Guest Artist, Member of Attributed Artist, Drums
2005 Trilateral Commission Jimi Tunnell Main Personnel, Drums
2005 Virgin Ubiquity, Vol. 2: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981 Roy Ayers Drums
2005 World of Brazil Lee Ritenour Guest Artist, Drums
2004 Common Ground Barry Danielian Main Personnel, Drums
2004 Live at the Budokan [DVD] Chic Drums
2004 Love's Gonna Get You Clifford Adams Drums
2004 The Best Disco in Town: Live 2003 Drums
2004 The Dana Owens Album Queen Latifah Drums
2004 Trios Grover Washington Drums
2004 Uncomplicated Ellis Hooks Drums
2004 Very Best of George Benson: The Greatest Hits of All George Benson Composer
2003 Diamond Dave David Lee Roth Guest Artist, Drums
2003 Embrace Najee Guest Artist, Drums
2003 Freak and More Treats Chic Main Personnel, Drums
2003 Gold Coast Rhian Benson Guest Artist, Drums
2003 Meta-Funk'n Physical Mother's Finest Additional Personnel, Drums
2003 The Best of Sophie B. Hawkins Sophie B. Hawkins Drums
2003 The Greatest Hits of All George Benson Composer
2003 The Michael Franks Anthology: The Art of Love Michael Franks Drums
2003 The Reel Me Jennifer Lopez Drums
2003 The Reel Me [DVD] Jennifer Lopez Drums
2003 The Very Best of Lee Ritenour Lee Ritenour Guest Artist, Drums
2003 Up Your Mind Ellis Hooks Drums, Percussion
2002 Best of Bowie David Bowie Drums
2002 Beyond Words Bobby McFerrin Guest Artist, Drums
2002 Citizen Cope Citizen Cope Guest Artist
2002 Cliff Notes Clifford Adams Guest Artist
2002 In Japan Chic Member of Attributed Artist, Drums
2002 Live and Unreleased Weather Report Drums
2002 New York Groove Christoph Spendel Guest Artist, Drums
2002 Sweet Love: The Very Best of Anita Baker Anita Baker Drums
2002 The Best Smooth Jazz Ever [GRP/Universal] Drums
2002 The Best of Anita Baker Anita Baker Drums
2002 The Best of Miles Davis [Columbia/Legacy] Miles Davis Drums
2002 The Essential Kenny Loggins Kenny Loggins Drums
2002 The Very Best of Dave Grusin Dave Grusin Drums
2002 This Is Me... Then Jennifer Lopez Drums
2001 Dellali Cheb Mami Drums
2001 Home Movies: The Best of Everything But the Girl Everything But the Girl Drums
2001 Music Box/Emotions/Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Drums
2001 Simply Sound: Best Tracks 1993-2000 Soul Bossa Trio Drums
2001 Telarc Sampler Drums
2001 That's Right Victor Bailey Drums
2000 Buddy Rich Memorial Scholarship Concert Deluxe Set Drums, Primary Artist
2000 Celebrating the Music of Weather Report Jason Miles Drums
2000 Eye Contact Jay Beckenstein Drums
2000 Love Songs Najee Guest Artist, Hi Hat
2000 Lunar Eclypse Gil Evans Drums, Group Member
2000 New Spirit in Jazz, Vol. 4 Drums
2000 Smooth Jazz: The Originals, Vol. 1 Drums
2000 The Collector's Series, Vol. 1 Céline Dion Drums
2000 The George Benson Anthology George Benson Composer
2000 The Groovesmith Omar Hakim Primary Artist, Vocals, Piano (Electric), Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass, Drums, Vocals (Background), Voices, Keyboard Guitar, Composer
2000 Tutu/Amandla/Doo-Bop Miles Davis Drums, Percussion
1999 18 Tracks Bruce Springsteen Guest Artist, Drums
1999 Another Side of Midnight Marion Meadows Guest Artist
1999 Down So Long Jewel Drums
1999 Live at the Budokan Chic Drums
1999 Low Blow Victor Bailey Guest Artist, Drums
1999 Scenes from My Life Richard Bona Guest Artist, Drums
1999 When I Need to Smile Eugene Maslov Guest Artist
1998 Contemporary Jazz Collection Drums
1998 Foolish Games Jewel Drums
1998 Moving in the Right Direction Modulations Drums
1998 Priceless Jazz Dave Grusin Guest Artist, Drums
1998 Prototype Rachid Guest Artist
1998 Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits Dire Straits Musician, Drums
1998 The Best of Joe Sample Joe Sample Drums
1998 Tracks Bruce Springsteen Drums
1997 Batman & Robin [Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture] Drums
1997 Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix Michael Jackson Drums, Percussion
1997 Free (Yes I'm Free) Nancey Jackson Drums
1997 Let's Talk About Love Céline Dion Drums
1997 Old Devil Moon Carmen Lundy Guest Artist, Drums
1997 Pleasure Marion Meadows Guest Artist
1997 The Best of George Benson: The Instrumentals George Benson Drums, Composer
1997 The Larry Carlton Collection, Vol. 2 Larry Carlton Guest Artist, Drums
1997 The Unimaginable Life Kenny Loggins Guest Artist, Drums
1997 The Very Best of Sting & the Police The Police / Sting Guest Artist
1996 Alfonzo Blackwell Alfonzo Blackwell Guest Artist, Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Vocals (Background), Multi Instruments, Vocal Arrangement, Instrumentation, Composer
1996 Billy Mann Billy Mann Guest Artist, Drums, Vocals (Background)
1996 Chic Freak and More Treats Nile Rodgers Drums
1996 Feeling Minnesota Drums
1996 For Old Times Sake: The Freddie Jackson Story Freddie Jackson Drums
1996 Live at Seventh Avenue South Mike Mainieri Guest Artist
1996 Louder Than Words Lionel Richie Guest Artist, Drums
1996 Soulful Strut Grover Washington Guest Artist, Drums
1995 Bumpin' Voyage Toshi Kubota Drums
1995 Dance of Fire Aziza Mustafa Zadeh Guest Artist, Drums
1995 Evolution: The Polydor Anthology Roy Ayers Drums
1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson Drums, Percussion
1995 Larry & Lee Larry Carlton / Lee Ritenour Drums
1995 Lessons of Light Lucio Hopper Drums
1995 Playtime Michael Zentner Drums
1995 Relish Joan Osborne Guest Artist, Drums
1995 Sunshine, Moonlight Toshi Kubota / Toshi Kubuta Guest Artist, Drums, Performer, Primary Artist
1995 The Best of Stanley Jordan Stanley Jordan Guest Artist, Drums
1995 Tongues Gabrielle Roth & the Mirrors Drums
1995 Urban Knights Urban Knights Vocals, Drums
1994 A Brownstones & Moonlight: Celebration of Black Music Month Producer, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1994 Brownstones and Moonlight Producer, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1994 Burning for Buddy: A Tribute to the Music of Buddy Rich Buddy Rich Big Band Drums, Primary Artist
1994 Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters: Verve at 50 Drums, Performer, Primary Artist
1994 Liquid Fire: The Best of John Scofield John Scofield Drums, Percussion
1994 Merry Christmas Mariah Carey Guest Artist, Drums
1994 The Best of David Sanborn David Sanborn Drums
1993 Harbor Lights Bruce Hornsby Drums, Percussion
1993 Love Remembers George Benson Main Personnel, Drums, Composer
1993 Love's the Place to Be Will Downing Guest Artist, Drums
1993 Martha Wash Martha Wash Drums
1993 Me-2-U Me-2-U Guest Artist, Drums
1993 Never Lose Your Heart Noel Pointer Guest Artist, Drums
1993 Special EFX Collection Special EFX Drums
1993 The Best of Blue Note Years 1986-1994 Michel Petrucciani Drums
1993 The Program David Morales & the Bad Yard Club Guest Artist, Musician
1993 The Sun Don't Lie Marcus Miller Drums, Drums (Bass), Cymbals
1993 The View from Here Tom Grant Drums
1993 Time and Chance Color Me Badd Guest Artist, Drums
1993 Truest Heart Nelson Rangell Drums
1993 WQCD: Cool Sounds of CD 101.9, Vol. 2 Primary Artist
1992 57 Channels (And Nothin' On) Bruce Springsteen Guest Artist
1992 A Very Special Christmas 2 Producer, Drums
1992 Ese Soy Yo Emmanuel Drums
1992 Exposé Exposé Drums
1992 GRP 10th Anniversary Collection Handclapping
1992 Just an Illusion Najee Hi Hat
1992 Kiss My Axe Al Di Meola Guest Artist, Drums
1992 Malcolm X [Original Score] Terence Blanchard Drums
1992 Malcolm X [Original Soundtrack] Drums
1992 Matters of the Heart Tracy Chapman Guest Artist, Drums
1992 Time for Love Freddie Jackson Guest Artist, Drums, Hi Hat
1992 Tongues and Tails Sophie B. Hawkins Drums
1992 Womanchild Bemshi Guest Artist, Percussion
1991 A Dream Fulfilled Will Downing Drums
1991 Collection Lee Ritenour Guest Artist, Drums
1991 Curves Ahead The Rippingtons Drums
1991 Emotionally Yours The O'Jays Guest Artist
1991 In My Wildest Dreams Tom Grant Drums
1991 Peace of the World Special EFX Drums
1991 Playground Michel Petrucciani Drums
1990 Ashes to Ashes Joe Sample Drums
1990 Changesbowie David Bowie Guest Artist, Drums, Drums (Snare)
1990 Crucial 2 Groove Omar Hakim Primary Artist
1990 Deliverance Jonathan Butler Drums
1990 Fires of Eden Judy Collins Drums
1990 Heal Our Land Jonathan Butler Guest Artist
1990 Just Like Magic Special EFX Drums
1990 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Drums
1990 Now You See It...Now You Don't Michael Brecker Guest Artist, Drums, Primary Artist
1990 Paint Another Picture Darlene Love Drums
1990 Rituals Michael Colina Guest Artist, Drums
1990 Slo Sco: The Best of Ballads John Scofield Drums
1990 So & So: Mukai Meets Gilberto Astrud Gilberto Drums
1990 The Language of Life Everything But the Girl Drums
1990 Tokyo Blue Najee Guest Artist, Drums
1989 Amandla Miles Davis Drums
1989 Away from Home David Broza Drums
1989 Blue Jean David Bowie Drums
1989 Bottom's Up Victor Bailey Drums
1989 City Streets Carole King Drums
1989 GRP Presents KBLX: The Quiet Storm - Soft and Warm Producer, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1989 GRP: On the Cutting Edge Producer, Vocals, Guitar, Piccolo, Drums, Timbales, Percussion, Vocals (Background), Performer, Digital Editing, Digital Mixing, Piccolo Snare, Composer, Primary Artist
1989 Late Nite Neal Schon Guest Artist, Drums
1989 Let It Roll Don Johnson Guest Artist
1989 Migration Dave Grusin Guest Artist, Drums
1989 Raw Alyson Williams Guest Artist, Drums
1989 Rhythm Deep Omar Hakim Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Synthesizer Bass, Drums, Congas, Timbales, Percussion, Electronic Percussion, Vocals (Background), Drums (Electric), Piccolo Snare, Composer
1989 Sound + Vision David Bowie Drums
1989 Spellbound Joe Sample Guest Artist, Drums
1988 CK Chaka Khan Drums
1988 Confidential Special EFX Guest Artist
1988 Double Feature Special EFX Guest Artist
1988 Festival Lee Ritenour Guest Artist, Drums
1988 Giving You the Best That I Got Anita Baker Drums
1988 Groovin' The Missing Links Guest Artist, Drums
1988 Ivory Coast Bob James Drums
1988 Julia Fordham Julia Fordham Drums
1988 KBLX - The Quiet Storm Drums
1988 Love Songs David Sanborn Guest Artist, Drums
1988 Novus Sampler '88 Drums
1988 WNUA 95.5: Smooth Sounds, Vol. 2 Drums
1987 Behind the Sun Clyde Criner Guest Artist
1987 Breakfast Club Breakfast Club Guest Artist
1987 Don't Disturb This Groove The System Guest Artist, Drums
1987 Hai Hai Roger Hodgson Drums
1987 I Never Said Goodbye Sammy Hagar Overdubs
1987 Music from Siesta Miles Davis / Marcus Miller Drums, Percussion
1987 Primitive Cool Mick Jagger Guest Artist, Drums
1986 Bring on the Night Sting Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Drums
1986 Bring on the Night [Video] Sting Drums
1986 Deep in the Heart of Nowhere Bob Geldof Featured Artist, Performer
1986 Heartbeat Don Johnson Drums
1986 Inside Out Philip Bailey Drums, Percussion
1986 Live! for Life (AMC Cancer Research Benefit Album) Guitar
1986 Najee's Theme Najee Guest Artist, Drums
1986 Premonition Peter Frampton Drums
1986 Still Warm John Scofield Drums, Percussion, Electronic Percussion
1986 Tutu Miles Davis Drums, Percussion
1985 Boys and Girls Bryan Ferry Main Personnel, Drums, Musician
1985 Brothers in Arms Dire Straits Member of Attributed Artist, Drums
1985 Magic Touch Stanley Jordan Drums
1985 The Dream of the Blue Turtles Sting Guest Artist, Drums
1985 This Is This! Weather Report Drums
1984 Domino Theory Weather Report Producer, Drums, Group Member
1984 Finesse Glenn Jones Drums
1984 Playboy Jazz Festival Grover Washington / Jr. Drums
1984 Sportin' Life Weather Report Drums
1984 Tonight David Bowie Guest Artist, Drums
1983 G Force Kenny G Guest Artist, Drums
1983 In Your Eyes George Benson Composer
1983 Let's Dance David Bowie Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Drums
1983 Mobo, Vol. 1 Kazumi Watanabe Drums
1983 Mobo, Vol. 2 Kazumi Watanabe Drums
1983 Mobo, Vols. 1 & 2 Kazumi Watanabe Drums
1983 Sorrow Is Not Forever...But Love Is Urszula Dudziak Drums
1983 The Leader Fonzi Thornton Drums
1982 Weather Report [1982] Weather Report Vocals, Guitar, Drums
1981 Africa, Center of the World Roy Ayers Drums
1981 As We Speak David Sanborn Guest Artist, Drums, Tambourine
1981 Clean Sweep Bobby Broom Drums, Vocals (Background)
1979 Love Approach Tom Browne Drums, Handclapping, Composer
1978 Back to the Midwest Night Arlyn Gale Vocals, Drums
1974 Say What You Want Bob Thompson Guest Artist
Bae List Drums
Changing Face Curtis King Drums
Clean Sweep/Livin' For The Beat Bobby Broom Arranger, Clapping, Composer, Drums, Vocals (Background)
GRP All-Stars: WQCD - Cool Sounds of CD 101.9, Vol. 1 Drums
Hoodman's Blind Arshak Featured Artist, Drums
Jeff Conway Jeff Conway Drums
Let's Dance David Bowie Drums
Music To Read To Drums
Positive Vibe Abdul Zuhri Guest Artist, Drums
Rosario Luis Salinas Drums
Run- 'N Fly Run- 'N Fly Drums
Slippin' N' Trippin' Victor Bailey Drums
Tributes Knut Vaernes Group Drums
We Are One The Omar Hakim Experience Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Composer, Drums, Guitar, Guitar (Bass), Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Piano (Electric), Soloist, Synthesizer, Synthesizer Bass, Vocals
We Dance Jon Stephen Drums