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My Turn
     

My Turn

by Idris Muhammad
 
Although Idris Muhammad was employed as a sideman on his share of soul-jazz sessions in the '70s, the drummer hasn't been terribly visible as a leader. So it came as a pleasant surprise when, in 1993, he sat in the driver's seat for My Turn, a decent collection of jazz-pop, soul-jazz, and R&B employing such big names as Grover Washington, Jr. (tenor and soprano

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Although Idris Muhammad was employed as a sideman on his share of soul-jazz sessions in the '70s, the drummer hasn't been terribly visible as a leader. So it came as a pleasant surprise when, in 1993, he sat in the driver's seat for My Turn, a decent collection of jazz-pop, soul-jazz, and R&B employing such big names as Grover Washington, Jr. (tenor and soprano sax), Randy Brecker (trumpeter and fl�gelhorn), Hiram Bullock (electric guitar), and Bob James (electric keyboards). Not unlike the type of project Muhammad would have gone for in the '70s, My Turn is far from straight-ahead hard bop but isn't a so-called "elevator jazz" date either. R&B, pop, and funk considerations are emphasized, but not at the expense of improvisational freedom. Washington and Brecker get in some inspired solos on tunes ranging from pianist Neal Creqe's funky "Dracula" to Washington's congenial "Happenstance," and Muhammad does a nice job combining pop and soul's accessibility with jazz's spontaneity. Those who like their crossover meaty instead of fluffy should enjoy this CD.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/14/1993
Label:
Lipstick Records
UPC:
0750645890220
catalogNumber:
8902

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Performance Credits

Idris Muhammad   Primary Artist,Drums
Hiram Bullock   Guitar,Vocals
Bob James   Keyboards
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Joachim Becker   Keyboards
Wayne Brathwaite   Bass
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
la Brooks   Vocals,Background Vocals
Charlie Ernst   Keyboards
Jamol Fantasia   Vocals
Hilary James   Keyboards
Paulette Paulin   Vocals,Background Vocals
Grover Washington   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Marty Sheller   Arranger
Ray Bardani   Engineer
Joachim Becker   Producer,Executive Producer
Idris Muhammad   Producer,Liner Notes
Andreas Lonardoni   Executive Producer

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