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Leo Morris

Leo Morris

born on 13/11/1939 in New Orleans, LA, United States

died on 29/7/2014 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Alias Idris Muhammad

Links www.allmusic.com (English)

Idris Muhammad

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Idris Muhammad (Arabic: إدريس محمد‎; born Leo Morris; November 13, 1939 – July 29, 2014) was an American jazz drummer who recorded extensively with many musicians, including Ahmad Jamal, Lou Donaldson, Pharoah Sanders, and Tete Montoliu.[1]

Biography

Born Leo Morris in New Orleans, he showed early talent as a percussionist and began his professional career while still a teenager, playing on Fats Domino’s "Blueberry Hill".[2]

He toured with Sam Cooke, and later worked with Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield, mostly working in R&B until the mid-1960s, before going on to work more frequently in jazz.

Muhammad was an endorser of Istanbul Agop Cymbals.[3]

He died aged 74 in 2014.[4]

Personal life

He changed his name to Idris Muhammad in the 1960s upon his conversion to Islam. In 1966, he married Dolores "LaLa" Brooks (former member of the Crystals; she converted to Islam with him and went for a time by the name Sakinah Muhammad). They separated in 1999. Together, they had two sons and two daughters, and he had one daughter from a previous marriage to Gracie Lee Edwards.[4]

Discography

Idris Muhammad is probably best known for his 1974 album Power of Soul, including the track "Loran's Dance", which received considerable airplay on jazz radio stations.

As leader

  • 1970: Black Rhythm Revolution! (Prestige)
  • 1971: Peace and Rhythm (Prestige)
  • 1974: Power of Soul (Kudu)
  • 1976: House of the Rising Sun (Kudu)
  • 1977: Turn This Mutha Out (Kudu)
  • 1978: Boogie to the Top (Kudu)
  • 1978: You Ain't No Friend of Mine (Fantasy)
  • 1979: Foxhuntin' (Fantasy)
  • 1980: Make It Count (Fantasy)
  • 1980: Kabsha (Theresa)
  • 1992: My Turn (Lipstick)
  • 1998: Right Now (Cannonball)

As sideman

With Kamal Abdul-Alim

  • Dance (Stash, 1983)

With Nat Adderley

  • Calling Out Loud (CTI, 1968)

With Eric Alexander

  • Solid! (Milestone, 1998)

With Gene Ammons

  • The Black Cat! (Prestige, 1970)
  • You Talk That Talk! (Prestige, 1971)
  • My Way (Prestige, 1971)
  • Got My Own (Prestige, 1972)
  • Big Bad Jug (Prestige, 1972)

With George Benson

  • Goodies (Verve, 1968)
  • Tell It Like It Is (A&M, 1969)
  • The Other Side of Abbey Road (A&M, 1969)

With Walter Bishop, Jr.

  • Bish Bash (Xanadu, 1968 [1975])
  • Coral Keys (Black Jazz, 1971)

With Bobby Broom

  • Modern Man (Delmark, 2001)

With Rusty Bryant

  • Soul Liberation (Prestige, 1970)
  • Fire Eater (Prestige, 1971)
  • Wild Fire (Prestige, 1971)

With George Coleman

  • Manhattan Panorama (Theresa, 1985)

With Hank Crawford

  • Help Me Make it Through the Night (Kudu, 1972)
  • Wildflower (Kudu, 1973)
  • I Hear a Symphony (Kudu, 1975)
  • Tight (Milestone, 1996)

With Paul Desmond

  • Summertime (A&M/CTI, 1968)

With Fats Domino

With Lou Donaldson

  • Fried Buzzard (Cadet, 1965)
  • Blowing in the Wind (Cadet, 1966)
  • Lou Donaldson At His Best (Cadet, 1966)
  • Alligator Bogaloo (Blue Note, 1967)
  • Mr. Shing-A-Ling (Blue Note, 1967)
  • Midnight Creeper (Blue Note, 1968)
  • Say It Loud! (Blue Note, 1968)
  • Hot Dog (Blue Note, 1969)
  • Everything I Play is Funky (Blue Note, 1970)
  • Pretty Things (Blue Note, 1970)
  • The Scorpion (Blue Note, 1970)
  • Cosmos (Blue Note, 1971)
  • Sweet Poppa Lou (Muse, 1981)

With Charles Earland

  • Black Talk! (Prestige, 1969)

With Grant Green

  • Carryin' On (Blue Note, 1969)
  • Green Is Beautiful (Blue Note, 1970)
  • Alive! (Blue Note, 1970)
  • Live at Club Mozambique (Blue Note 2006, recorded 1971)

With Johnny Griffin

  • NYC Underground (Galaxy, 1979 [1981])
  • To the Ladies (Galaxy, 1979 [1982])

With Roy Hargrove

  • Habana (Verve, 1997)

With Benjamin Herman

  • Get In (1999)

With John Hicks

  • Some Other Time (Theresa, 1981)
  • In Concert (Theresa, 1984 [1986])
  • Inc. 1 (DIW, 1985)
  • I'll Give You Something to Remember Me By (Limetree, 1987)
  • Is That So? (Timeless, 1991)

With Andrew Hill

  • Grass Roots (Blue Note, 1968)

With Richard "Groove" Holmes

  • Shippin' Out (Muse, 1978)

With Freddie Hubbard

  • New Colors (Hip Bop Essence, 2001)

With Bobbi Humphrey

  • Flute In (Blue Note, 1971)

With Willis Jackson

  • Bar Wars (Muse, 1977)

With Ahmad Jamal

  • The Essence Part One (Birdology, 1995)
  • Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2 (Birdology, 1995)
  • Nature: The Essence Part Three (Birdology, 1997)
  • Picture Perfect (Birdology, 2000)
  • Ahmad Jamal 70th Birthday (2000)
  • In Search of Momentum (Dreyfus, 2002)
  • After Fajr (Dreyfus, 2005)
  • It's Magic (Dreyfus, 2008)
  • The Essence Part One (Birdology, 1995)

With Bob James

  • Touchdown (Tappan Zee, 1978)

With J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding

  • Betwixt & Between (A&M/CTI, 1969)

With Etta Jones

  • My Mother's Eyes (Muse, 1977)
  • If You Could See Me Now (Muse, 1978)

With Rodney Jones

  • Soul Manifesto (1991)

With Keystone Trio

  • Heart Beats (1995)[6]
  • Newklear Music (1997)[7]

With Charles Kynard

  • Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People) (Prestige, 1970)

With Joe Lovano

  • Friendly Fire (Blue Note, 1998)
  • Flights of Fancy: Trio Fascination Edition Two (Blue Note, 2000)

With Johnny Lytle

  • Fast Hands (Muse, 1980)
  • Good Vibes (Muse, 1982)

With Harold Mabern

  • Workin' & Wailin' (Prestige, 1969)
  • Greasy Kid Stuff! (Prestige, 1970)

With Jimmy McGriff

  • City Lights (JAM, 1981)
With Tete Montoliu
  • Catalonian Rhapsody (Alfa, 1992)

With Tisziji Munoz

  • Visiting This Planet (Anami Music, ?)
  • Hearing Voices (Anami Music, ?)

With David "Fathead" Newman

  • Concrete Jungle (Prestige, 1978)
  • Keep the Dream Alive (Prestige, 1978)

With Don Patterson

  • Why Not... (Muse, 1978)

With Houston Person

  • Person to Person! (Prestige, 1970)
  • The Real Thing (Eastbound, 1973)
  • Wild Flower (Muse, 1977)

With Ernest Ranglin

  • Below the Bassline (Island, 1998)

With Roots

  • Stablemates (In+Out Records, 1993)

With Pharoah Sanders

  • Jewels of Thought (Impulse!, 1969)
  • Journey to the One (Theresa, 1980)
  • Pharoah Sanders Live... (Theresa, 1982)
  • Heart is a Melody (Theresa, 1982)
  • Shukuru (Theresa, 1985)
  • Africa (Timeless, 1987)

With John Scofield

  • Groove Elation (Blue Note, 1995)

With Shirley Scott

  • Lean on Me (Cadet, 1972)

With Lonnie Smith

  • Turning Point (Blue Note, 1969)

With Melvin Sparks

  • Sparks! (Prestige, 1970)
  • Spark Plug (Prestige, 1971)
  • Akilah! (Prestige, 1972)

With Leon Spencer

  • Sneak Preview! (Prestige, 1970)
  • Louisiana Slim (Prestige, 1971)
  • Bad Walking Woman (Prestige, 1972)
  • Where I'm Coming From (Prestige, 1972)

With Bob Stewart

  • First Line (JMT, 1988)

With Sonny Stitt

  • Turn It On! (Prestige, 1971)
  • Black Vibrations (Prestige, 1971)
  • Goin' Down Slow (Prestige, 1972)

With Gábor Szabó

  • Macho (Salvation, 1975)

With Stanley Turrentine

  • Common Touch (Blue Note, 1968)
  • The Man with the Sad Face (Fantasy, 1976)

With Randy Weston

  • Portraits of Duke Ellington (Verve, 1989)
  • Portraits of Thelonious Monk (Verve, 1989)
  • Self Portraits (Verve, 1989)
  • Spirits of Our Ancestors (Verve, 1991)

With Reuben Wilson

  • Love Bug (Blue Note, 1969)

With Roberto Magris

  • Mating Call (JMood, 2010)

Sampled

  • Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique, "To All The Girls" (Capitol Records, 1989)[8]
  • Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory, "Vibes and Stuff" (Jive Records, 1991)
  • Chrome Sparks, Sparks EP, "Marijuana" (Future Classic, 2013)
  • Jamie XX, In Colour, "Loud Places" (Young Turks, 2015)

References

  1. ^ Idris Muhammad at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Morton, Brian (August 8, 2014). "Idris Muhammad: New Orleans jazz drummer who played as a teenager on Fats Domino's hit single 'Blueberry Hill'". The Independent.
  3. ^ "Istanbul Agop 22" Signature Idris Muhammad Ride Cymbal", Memphis Drum Shop.
  4. ^ a b Chinen, Nate (August 8, 2014). "Idris Muhammad, Drummer Whose Beat Still Echoes, Dies at 74". The New York Times. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
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