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Alaadeen: New Africa Suite

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Ahmad Alaadeen is a saxophonist and composer who makes music that manages to be both lyrical and hard-hitting, and not coincidentally, he's from Kansas City, with its rich jazz tradition. His latest album is New Africa Suite (not to be confused with a Grachan Moncur III record of the same name), and it is top-shelf.

Alaadeen wrote all the music here, and each piece has a catchy, attractive theme with intricate harmonies and construction to challenge the improvisers. ...


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