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Idris Muhammad
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New Orleans, Louisiana, US

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1939

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2014

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Idris Muhammad (Arabic: إدريس محمد‎; born Leo Morris; November 13, 1939 - July 29, 2014) was an American jazz drummer who has recorded extensively with many musicians, including Ahmad Jamal, Lou Donaldson, and Pharoah Sanders, among many others.

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Muhammad was an endorser of Istanbul Agop Cymbals.
In 2012 Xlibris released the book Inside The Music: The Life of Idris Muhammad, which he wrote with his friend Britt Alexander. He died aged 74 in 2014.

Personal life:
He changed his name in the 1960s upon his conversion to Islam. 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. Together, they have two sons and two daughters, and one daughter from a previous marriage to Gracie Lee Edwards-Morris. Pharoah Sanders's son Idris is named after Idris Muhammad


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