Kahil El’Zabar & David Murray – We Is
Delmark DE 557
Compact Disc (2004)
People who dig the authentic in art take heart from the music drummer/percussionist Kahil El’Zabar has made for more than 25 years since establishing the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble and the Ritual Trio. David Murray is one of the most voracious and prolific of modern saxophone players, a soulful soloist, and dynamic bandleader whose creative collaborations span all the living generations of jazz players. El’Zabar and Murray have recorded two duet albums, Golden Sea (1989) and One World Family (1999) as well as a trio with Fred Hopkins, Love Outside Of Dreams (Delmark 541). In 2000 while on tour in support of One World Family, El’Zabar and Murray performed at The Bop Shop record store in Rochester, NY. Fortunately, this performance was recorded–a bold musical statement showcasing El’Zabar’s and Murray’s individual abilities and collective power.