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 converted to Islam with him and went for a time under the name Sakinah Muhammad). They separated in 1999.
In 1980 he released album entitled "Make it count" on Fantasy Records. It was recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California. Many great artists participated such as Jerry Hey, Larry Hall and Bill Reichenbach on horns, Roland Bautista on guitar, Nathaniel Phillips on bass, Claytoven on vocals.
Arranged by Herb Jimmerson. Produced by Phil Kaffel and Herb Jimmerson. Background vocals by Maxine Waters Willard, Julia Waters Tillman and Clydene Jackson. I chose two great tracks entitled "I believe in you" and "Don't fight the feeling".
Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full
Biography by wikipedia