The Omar Hakim Experience – We Are One

May 2, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: Angel Rogers, Bob Francheschini, Chieli Minnucci, Gregoire Maret, Jimi Tunnell, omar hakim, OZmosis, rachel z, Scott Tibbs,, We Are One

(OZmosis Records)

Eight years in the making, We Are One ,the new effort from drummer-extraordinaire Omar Hakim takes the listener on a fantastic multi-layered journey. The music blends elements fusion, rock, jazz and blues influences. The set ranges from hard grooves to very contemplative numbers. Hakim assembles a substantial lineup of talent for this effort, including guitarist Chieli Minnuci and Jimi Tunnell, bassist Jerry Brooks, harmonica player Gregoire Maret, saxophonist Bob Francheschini, vocalist Angel Rogers and keyboardists Rachel Z and Scott Tibbs. Hakim, who  wrote or co-wrote all of the tunes with Tibbs, and even contributes a bit of vocal work, drew from his own spiritual walk for much of the compositional inspiration. The result is an outstanding work of depth and artistry.

Click to listen to a clip of “Listen Up”:

Tracks: Transmigration, Carpe Diem, with Every Breath, Remember to Remember, Walk The Walk, So There, Listen Up, Molasses Run, Forever Friend, We Are One .