Lost but not least! Idris Muhammad – For Your Love (Fantasy)
On the heels of his memorable ‘Turn The Mutha Out’ album on Kudu Records. Jazz drummer Idris Muhammad diggin’ deeper into Disco/Funk vibes. The opening cut to his ‘Make It Count’ album on Fantasy 3 years after, ‘For Your Love’ being undeniably one of those underrated blasts from the past.
Enlightened with a symphonic intro. But also a stunning vocal performance by the likes of the too rare Claytoven (Dwight Richardson). Himself mostly remembered as a former member of Bill Summers & Summers Heat.
So emotional, to say the least…
In the vein of those gems such as Herbie Hancock‘s ‘Stars In Your Eyes’.
New Orleans, LA-born Leo Morris‘s career started back in 1956 when, at the age of 16, he played drums on Fat Domino‘s hit ‘Blueberry Hill’.
The list of those he collaborated with is quite illustrative in regards to his versatility. Beginning with Sam Cooke, but also Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Roberta Flack. But also Grover Washington, Jr. to Pharoah Sanders, Curtis Mayfield and George Benson among others.
Like many musicians of his generation, his undeniable sense of the groove led him to flirt with Disco vibes back in the day. Such as on his ‘Turn The Mutha Out’ album on Kudu Records. This with gems such as the seminal ‘Could Heaven Ever Be Like This’. But also the following ones he released on Fantasy. Beginning with ‘Make It Count’ as opened by the vibrant ‘For Your Love’…
Muhammad sadly died in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Jul. 29, 2014, aged 74, with reports back then about some possible kidney failure…