Ahmad Alaadeen discusses recording with Misha Tsiganov and Craig Rivers
Misha Tsiganov and Craig Rivers listen to Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap and talking, during a recording session for Hedman's band Tropique, "Taken by Surprise" at the Eastside Sound Studio in New York City., No date; likely 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ahmad Alaadeen laughs with fans
Norman Hedman and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, shaking hands as Misha Tsiganov looks on during a recording session for Hedman's band Tropique, "Taken By Surprise", at the Eastside Sound Studio in New York City. An unidentified man in a ball cap looks down as he stands behind Norman., No date; likely 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Band Tropique getting ready to record
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, walks in front of Norman Hedman as Misha Tsiganov (left) and Craig Rivers look on during a recording session for Hedman's band Tropique, "Taken by Surprise" at the Eastside Sound Studio in New York City., No date; likely 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Craig Rivers and Ahmad Alaadeen at the recording studio
Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap and holding a soprano saxophone, and Craig Rivers (in background), with his arms crossed, during a recording session for Hedman's band Tropique, "Taken by Surprise" at the Eastside Sound Studio in New York City., No date; likely 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Misha Tsiganov shakes hands with Ahmad Alaadeen
Misha Tsiganov, grinning, and Ahmad Alaadeen, wearing a kufi cap, shaking hands as Craig Rivers (far right) looks on during a recording session for Hedman's band Tropique, "Taken by Surprise" at the Eastside Sound Studio in New York City., No date; likely 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.