david weiss

Idris Muhammed RIP

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Sorry to say.....

One of the greats of course

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oh wow. rest in peace, idris. i'll never forget our hang.

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Sad news indeed!

Caught him live but once, back when Ahmad Jamal toured with his trio (Idris and Cammack) and George Coleman - great night that I'll always remember fondly!

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An innovator for sure.

Had the great fortune to play with Idris, once with Lou Donaldson at the Left Bank in Baltimore and once with my own group - what turned out to be a magical combination with Tom Harrell, Ralph Moore and Dennis Irwin, a thoroughly enjoyable gig from beginning to end. Idris was game to play anything.

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For a time in the 1980s, he regularly appeared at the drummer at the Caravan of Dreams, whenever they would bring in a name horn player--most frequently paired with with Larry Willis (or John Hicks) and Walter Booker. So I saw him a number of times, a wonderful drummer.

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Early on, I only knew of him through his disco albums on Kudu, did not know that he used to be "Leo Morris". The he started showing up on those Theresa sides, Then I learned who "Leo Morris" was, and then, whoa, ok, this guy's a badass, always has been, just...too bad about those disco records.

And with Ahmad Jamal...yeah, that's good stuff. Great stuff, really.

Can you ever go wrong with a New Orleans drummer? Even if you can, it won't be as wrong as it would have been otherwise.

That's my own personal superstition, right until scientifically proven wrong. And even then, right.

RIP and much love.

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Give the funky drummer some! RIP Mr. Muhammad.

Check him out on Randy Weston's "Portraits of Thelonious Monk" cd. Great version of "Well You Needn't"!

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Give the funky drummer some! RIP Mr. Muhammad.

Check him out on Randy Weston's "Portraits of Thelonious Monk" cd. Great version of "Well You Needn't"!

Highlight of the disc is a rare cover of "Functional"

RIP

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I got to see Idris a couple times at Jazz Alley in Seattle back in the 90s, what a phenomenal player. I have to admit that I'm a huge fan of the late 60s soul and funk jazz and there was nobody better to propel those sessions.

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Sad news to start the day, RIP. Don't think I ever saw him but sessions he was on have given me a lot of pleasure over the years.

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One of the times I saw him and Dr. Lonnie Smith were the backing band for one of those "young lion" tenor players that I've completely forgotten by this point in time. All I remember about the show was watching Lonnie & Idris lock into an almost supernatural groove. I'm not sure I even looked at the tenor player the entire night!

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RIP.

the very most funkiest blue note sessions, 1967-71, all contain Idris. his 1st bn date, Alligator Bogaloo. Reuben Wilson- Love Bug. Grant Green Alive! he represents ths entire blue note era for me. in 2006 i chose to see him over the Rolling Stones, true story. i had just seen the stones a few months before, and after all, charlie didnt play on Grant Green Alive! so i went to the jazz club

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RIP. What a great drummer!

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Very sad news. A fine drummer. Caught him with Joe Lovano's trio years back.

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Wow, Michael -- that was some quartet! Saw him once with John Scofield's great "Groove Elation" quartet (Goldings and Irwin) once with Andrew Hill and Andy McKee as part of Jim Dilts' (sadly no more) "Jazz in Cool Spaces" series. Idris -- your impeccable sense of time, funkiness and unadultered joy will be missed!

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I was lucky enough to catch Idris many times over the years and he was a blast to watch back there. RIP sir.

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R.I.P. you monster.

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RIP. Your funk will be missed. Loved "Power Of Soul."

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The best Idris Muhammad performance I ever saw was in Kansas City, when he performed in a group headed by guitarist Rodney Jones, with Arthur Blythe, Fred Wesley and Dr. Lonnie Smith, He was incredible, as they all were. I literally ran as fast as I could for three blocks through a heavy rainstorm to get to that concert. It was well worth it.

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