Black Rhythm Revolution!

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Black Rhythm Revolution!
Black Rhythm Revolution!.jpg
Studio album by Idris Muhammad
Released 1971
Recorded November 2, 1970
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 10005
Producer Bob Porter
Idris Muhammad chronology
Black Rhythm Revolution!
Peace and Rhythm

Black Rhythm Revolution! is the debut album by jazz drummer Idris Muhammad recorded for the Prestige label in 1970.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[3]

Stewart Mason of Allmusic stated, "Black Rhythm Revolution is not a bad album at all; in fact, most of the tracks are good to great, with the lengthy bookends "By the Red Sea" and "Wander" both featuring memorable grooves and tight, compact solos. It's just considerably less intense than the title might lead one to believe".[2] Most critics that listened to the album said, although unknown, one of the better drummer albums of its time.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Idris Muhammad except where noted.

  1. "Express Yourself" (Charles Wright) – 5:28
  2. "Soulful Drums" (Jack McDuff) – 4:42
  3. "Super Bad" (James Brown) – 5:31
  4. "Wander" – 11:11
  5. "By the Red Sea" – 8:56




  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed July 1, 2013
  2. ^ a b Mason, S. Allmusic listing accessed July 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 149. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.