Jazz/Blues
1:43 pm
Sun August 21, 2005

New CD Release by KC Jazz Artist, Alaadeen

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.