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Artist Profiles - Drummer Idris Muhammad

Oct 29, 2017

Jazz drummer Idris Muhammad was born Leo Morris on November 13, 1939. He recorded extensively with many musicians, including Ahmad Jamal, Lou Donaldson, and Pharoah Sanders. He would later change his name in the 1960's upon his conversion to the Nation Of Islam.  He recorded 13 solo albums and was a sideman on many others. He died aged 74 in 2014.