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Idris Muhammad

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Born: 1939/11/13
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres: Jazz, Bebop, Hard Bop, Funk

Idris Muhammad (born November 13, 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana; ) is a jazz drummer. He was born Leo Morris on November 13, 1939 before changing his name in the 1960s upon his conversion to Islam. He is known for his funky playing style. He has released a number of albums as leader, and has played with a number of jazz legends including Lou Donaldson, Johnny Griffin, Pharoah Sanders and Grover Washington, Jr. He has been touring and recording with pianist Ahmad Jamal since 1995. At 15 years-old, one of Muhammad's earliest recorded sessions as a drummer was on Fats Domino's 1956 smash hit Blueberry Hill. In 1966, he married Dolores "LaLa" Brooks (former member of the Crystals; she conver... Continue Bio >>

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