An excellent drummer who has appeared in many types of settings, Idris Muhammad
became a professional when he was 16. He played primarily soul and R&B during 1962-1964 and then spent 1965-1967 as a member of Lou Donaldson
's band. He was the house drummer at Prestige Records (1970-1972), appearing on many albums as a sideman. Of his later jazz associations, Muhammad
played with Johnny Griffin
(1978-1979), Pharoah Sanders
in the 1980s, George Coleman
, and the Paris Reunion Band
(1986-1988). He has recorded everything from post-bop to dance music as a leader for such labels as Prestige, Kudu, Fantasy, Theresa, and Lipstick.