Sorcery is the debut solo release from Idris Muhammad, a New Orleans-bred rhythm king who successfully made the leap from the finest soulful jazz records of the ’60s to the nastiest fusion funk of the ’70s. Here we catch him literally on the cusp of the two in 1970, with one good foot in the get-down of “Express Yourself” and “Super Bad,” and the other in his own heady excursions into modal rhythm and melody.

Idris Muhammad – Black Rhythm Revolution!

Release Date:
November 10, 2020

Side A

Express Yourself
Soulful Drums
Super Bad

Side B

By The Red Sea


Bass – Jimmy Lewis
Congas – Buddy Caldwell
Drums – Idris Muhammad
Electric Piano – Harold Mabern
Guitar – Melvin Sparks
Lacquer Cut By – KPG*
Liner Notes, Supervised By [Supervision] – Bob Porter
Recorded By [Recording] – Rudy Van Gelder
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Arranged By – Clarence Thomas
Trumpet – Virgil Jones