Alphonse Mouzon is an American jazz-fusion drummer and percussionist, and the owner of Tenacious Records, a label that primarily releases Mouzon’s recordings. He also composes, arranges and produces, as well as acts. Alphonse Mouzon’s popularity as a performing artist first became realized in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
He has played with Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Patrick Moraz, Betty Davis and Chubby Checker. Robert Plant, lead singer of Led Zeppelin, during his acceptance speech for induction into the 1995 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, listed Alphonse Mouzon as one of the band’s influences from American music.