Idris Muhammad, Leading Jazz Fusion Drummer, Dead At 74

“[He] was a proud product of New Orleans, whose strutting parade rhythms always lurked just beneath the surface of his style.” He played for everyone from Curtis Mayfield to Roberta Flack to the original Broadway company of Hair, but “the heart of his work was at the intersection of jazz, R&B and funk, especially as they converged in the 1970s.”