Baritone saxophonist, composer, band leader, recording artist, writer, and social activist, Fred Ho was a prodigious artist who created a large body of works for the concert hall and theater. By integrating Chinese folk songs and music from an African American diaspora, Fred created a unique and dynamic artistic legacy. Among the music in his legacy is titled “Contradiction Please! The Revenge of Charlie Chan,” composed for The Relache Ensemble. It was the first work that Fred composed for an ensemble other than for one of his own groups, The Afro-Asian Music Ensemble and The Monkey Orchestra. His passing at 57 in 2014 has left a void in American Music. We hope this episode will rekindle an interest in Fred Ho’s music. Duration is 45:06.