Saxophonist and composer Ahmad Shahid Alaadeen, talks about his new album "New Africa Suite." He spoke with KCUR's Lee Ingalls.
Kansas City, MO – Kansas City's Ahmad Alaadeen is a jazz performer, composer and educator, whose career spans more than 5 decades. He's played with many of the greatest names in music: Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Jay McShann and the Count Basie Orchestra - and Motown stars like Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson. He's got a new album out - New Africa Suite. Lee Ingalls, of Just Jazz, sat down with Alaadeen a few weeks ago.