Monday, 3 August 2015

RIP: Idris Muhammad, legendary New Orleans drummer

Some sad news to start the week. Idris Muhammed, the legendary drummer whose work spanned several genres and decades, has died aged 74.

A hugely influential part of New Orleans' rich jazz scene, he recorded with Ahmad Jamal, Pharoah Sanders and Lou Donaldson, among many others, and toured with the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke and George Benson.
Personally, it was his funkier output that alerted me to his existence, when I picked up Black Rhythm Revolution purely on the strength of its cover, several years back.
That record has got a lot of play over the years so I thought I'd give him a salute on his way to wherever dead people go.

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