We Is

We Is is an album by American jazz percussionist Kahil El'Zabar and saxophonist David Murray, which was recorded live in 2000 at the Bop Shop record store in Rochester and released on Delmark.

We Is
Live album by
RecordedMarch 29, 2000
VenueThe Bop Shop, Rochester, New York
ProducerRobert G. Koester
Kahil El'Zabar chronology
If You Believe
We Is
Live at the River East Art Center


Professional ratings
Review scores

In his review for AllMusic, Scott Yanow states "This adventurous and well-constructed live set holds one's interest throughout and is well worth several listens."[1]

The JazzTimes review by Chris Kelsey notes "Murray's been hotter, but it's great to hear him again in a stripped-down context. And it's great to hear El'Zabar, period."[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Kahil El'Zabar except as indicated
  1. "Groove Allure" – 14:03
  2. "We Is" (El'Zabar / Murray) – 9:32
  3. "Blues Affirmation" – 18:03
  4. "One World Family" (El'Zabar / Murray) – 10:56
  5. "Sweet Meat" – 8:35



  1. Yanow, Scott. Kahil El'Zabar – We Is: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  2. Kelsey, Chris We Is review at JazzTimes
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