Peace and Rhythm

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Peace and Rhythm
Peace and Rhythm.jpg
Studio album by Idris Muhammad
Released 1971
Recorded September 13 & 20, 1971
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 10036
Producer Bob Porter
Idris Muhammad chronology
Black Rhythm Revolution!
(1970)Black Rhythm Revolution!1970
Peace and Rhythm
Power of Soul
(1974)Power of Soul1974

Peace and Rhythm is the second album led by jazz drummer Idris Muhammad which was recorded for the Prestige label in 1971.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars stating "Parts of the second solo album by Prestige Records' house drummer, Idris Muhammad, are an even poppier affair than Black Rhythm Revolution, with a mellow soul-jazz feel replacing the slight Latin tinge of the earlier album... "The Peace and Rhythm Suite" is a side-long suite consisting of two long, spacy compositions that predate the ambient house scene by nearly two decades yet sound entirely of a piece with that style. Long, droning, sustained chords on a variety of wind and reed instruments float above Muhammad's percussion, which ebbs and flows in a free, almost arrhythmic way through most of the piece. Fans of The Orb or Brian Eno will find it an old hat, but for early-'70s jazz, this was downright revolutionary".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Idris Muhammad except as indicated

  1. "Peace and Rhythm Suite: Peace" - 12:05
  2. "Peace and Rhythm Suite: Rhythm" (Clarence Thomas) - 5:55
  3. "Brother You Know You're Doing Wrong" (Sakinah Muhammad) - 5:40
  4. "Don't Knock My Love" (Brad Shapiro, Wilson Pickett) - 4:45
  5. "I'm A Believer" (Sakinah Muhammad) - 5:20
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on September 13 (tracks 3-5) and September 20 (tracks 1 & 2), 1971




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