Friday, April 19, 2019

Idris Muhammad ‎– My Turn LP



For something completely different, here's a latter-day LP of legendary jazz fusion/funk drummer Idris Muhammad, whose 1974 LP Power Of Soul is one of my five favorite jazz albums of all time. Apart from Idris's always amazing groovy drumming, this album marks a return for Bob James (yes the composer of "Nautilus" from Grand Theft Auto San Andreas) on keyboards (who also conducted Power Of Soul and wrote the great second track on there "Piece Of Mind") and stellar saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr., who also played sax in 1974 and wrote the classic "Loran's Dance." Of course, this isn't exactly 1970s-styled funk/jazz, but has a more modern flavor, with elements of r'n'b and soul, but also slightly latin hints; however, the most jamming moments, such as the latin-tinged "There Is A Girl," are excellent. 1990 LP on Lipstick Records.

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