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Idris Muhammad

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Idris Muhammad (born November 13, 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a . He was born Leo Morris on November 13, 1939 before changing his name in the 1960s upon his conversion to Islam. He is known for his playing style. He has released a number of albums as leader, and has played with a number of legends including Lou Donaldson, Johnny Griffin, Pharoah Sanders and Grover Washington, Jr. He currently tours internationally with Ahmad Jamal.

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.

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