Sunday, September 28, 2014

Idris Muhammad : Crab Apple

Idris Muhammad was an American jazz drummer who has recorded extensively with many musicians, in the beginning as a member of Lou Donalson band and Ahmad Jamal. Later he was the house drummer at Prestige Records (1970-1972), appearing on many albums as a sideman. Of his later jazz associations, Muhammad played with Johnny Griffin (1978-1979), Pharoah Sanders in the 1980s, George Coleman, and the Paris Reunion Band (1986-1988). He recorded everything from post-bop to dance music as a leader for such labels as Prestige, Kudu, Fantasy, Theresa, and Lipstick. Muhammad, who retired to New Orleans from New York City in 2011, died in July 2014 at the age of 74.

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