Here’s a very hip 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:
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