“…giving away music for free is not as easy as I had imagined. In some ways, it turns out to be impossible. The reasons why this is so say a lot about creativity, property, and power in a networked world of corporately owned digital commons policed by netbots and stochastic algorithms”
Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. (June 20, 1928 – June 29, 1964)
“…music, regardless of what it is, what label we put on, it’s basically music, and basically it’s creative, because when you think about it, when you hear music after it’s over, after it’s over, it’s gone in the air, you can never capture it again, so it’s pure creation” -Dolphy (from a 1964 interview with Michiel de Ruyter)
Hamid Drake will be performing in the William Parker Trio with Aaron Leaney/Chris Dadge duo in Calgary on April 13th, 2013 at Festival Hall (1215 10th Ave. SE) Tickets/Info
His discography includes records with Pharoah Sanders, Ken Vandermark, Peter Brotzmann, Fred Anderson, Herbie Hancock, David Murray, and David S. Ware.