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  Maceo Parker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maceo Parker (born February 14, 1943) is a noted African American funk and soul jazz saxophone player, best known for his contributions to James Brown's distinct sound.
Maceo, Melvin and a few of Brown's band members left to found Maceo and All the Kings Men which toured for two years.
Maceo Parker at the Reigen Vienna - Photography by Johann Marcus Streitner
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Maceo_Parker   (223 words)

 Maceo Parker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Maceo Parker was born in Kingston, North Carolina in 1943.
Maceo Parker soon came to be a new and hot name on the big European Jazz Festivals, and through the festivals he managed to reach a new younger audience who loved his groovy live shows.
In January 1995, Parker released a documentary by the name of "My Name Is Maceo", which is recorded off and on stage during a couple of years in the beginning of the 90s and which shows different aspects of Parker's life and music through the years.
hem.passagen.se /daveo/maceo_english.htm   (987 words)

 Maceo Parker -- Rolling Stone Bio
Sax legend Maceo Parker was born in 1943 in Kinston, N.C. into a musical family -- both his parents sang in their church choir and Maceo's uncle was in a professional band that would often rehearse at Parker's house.
Maceo chose the saxophone, Melvin the drums and Kellis the trombone.
Parker's third solo effort, Life on Planet Groove, was recorded at the Stadtgarten Restaurant in Cologne, Germany, and was released in the fall of '92.
www.landisarts.com /music/misc/sub/maceo_rStoneBio.htm   (606 words)

 Coda Agency - Maceo Parker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In a recent session someone asks Maceo "How do you get to be a legend?" and in his typical down-to-earth manner he replies with a laugh, "well first you have to live a long time!"...
Maceo's groove comes to you direct and unadorned, just the sheer joy of "happy music" as he likes best to describe funky music.
In Maceo's case the music speaks for itself, it's Maceo Parker's style, not his celebrity connections that have made his name.
www.codaagency.com /maceo.html   (775 words)

 Maceo Parker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
DIAL M.A.C.E.O. Released within a week of each other back in November, Ani DiFranco's To the Teeth and Prince's Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic not only had each artist guesting on the other's album but also included cameos by the legendary saxophonist Maceo Parker.
Prince wasn't able to join Parker in the studio, but he did provide master tapes for the Rave numbers "Greatest Romance Ever Sold" and the bonus track "Baby Knows." Parker then instrumentalized them himself by replacing all the lead vocals with saxophone, leaving only the chorus vocals intact.
Still, there are more vocals here than on a typical Maceo Parker disc, with Parker tackling some of the singing himself and his son, Corey Parker, lending a hip-hop rap vibe on a couple of tunes.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/music/00/05/25/OTR/MACEO_PARKER.html   (236 words)

Maceo's power isn't just in his instrumental explosiveness, or his ability as a bandleader, producer, or arranger; but rather it appears as respect and dignity bestowed on his band, his fans, and the FUNK.
Maceo may have had his differences with James over the years, but he put it all aside and assembled a band of former JB's to record the EP "Let Him Out" and draw public support for James' release.
Maceo is definitely the "star" but doesn't have "Star-syndrome" rather sharing the spotlight, and allowing each band member a chance to shine within a coherent hole that's as tight as any band James put together.
www.motionpotion.com /images/essaymaceoparker.html   (1591 words)

 Maceo Parker CDs @ TheFunkStore.com
In the post -Mothership Retrofit/No Big Payback era, Maceo Parker has successfully managed to launch his band from the legacies of two pillars of funk: James Brown and George Clinton.
Maceo supplies most of his own lead vocals, but he shares the load by utilizing his son Corey for rap vocals.
Maceo seems to prefer a musical version where the horns and vocals lead the mix.
www.thefunkstore.com /MaceoParkerCDs.htm   (531 words)

 Maceo Parker Biography
Maceo found a Baritone sax and recollects that he and his brother thought they’d play with JB for about six months and then head back to school.
Maceo Parker was born and raised in Kinston, North Carolina.
Maceo succeeds in creating as close to a live sound as is possible in a studio setting.
www.maceo.com /biography.html   (1565 words)

 Alligator Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Parker is sampled (commonly without permission) by DJs so often he's considered the most sampled man alive.
Maceo plays his saxophone style of "2 percent jazz and 98 percent funk" in every imaginable venue.
Maceo has made people dance on bars; he's had deans at colleges dancing in aisles with their kids; he's seen general madness.
www.alligator.org /edit/issues/97-fall/971009/e01jazz.htm   (729 words)

 Maceo Parker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was on the Musicology Tour that Prince dubbed Parker “The Teacher.” On stage his saxophone was a featured instrument in the show, and Prince even gave up center stage to allow Parker to pay tribute to one of his idols, the late Ray Charles.
Parker had the honor of opening for the RandB legend on a three-week European tour several years ago and has fond memories of the experience.
Parker also counts himself fortunate that he has fans of all ages, races and economic backgrounds all around the world.
www.marqueemag.com /09_05/maceo.html   (843 words)

 Maceo Parker:
Parker's jabbing workouts in the midst of "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" and "Cold Sweat" made him a household name among '60s funk fans.
Along with his bandmates, Parker mutinied in 1970 to form Maceo and All the King's Men, only to return to the fold three years later.
Maceo Parker has been a personal favourite of mine for many years.
www.vintage.f9.co.uk /maceo.html   (360 words)

 Maceo Parker--Funk Overload   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Brown's grunting exclamation, "Blow Maceo," probably did more to shift his name into headline status than any of his hot honking, but as a solo artist, Parker, who switched to alto sax in the '70s, has hung in the jazz world, and only occasionally released the full funk explosion disc he's capable of.
Judging by the title, it seems Maceo is back in the groove on his latest outing, his first entirely funk release in recent memory.
Sadly, Maceo's raps, and those of his son, only prove that Parker is most successful doing what he's always done: blowing the damn house down in a funk-fueled storm, with his horn in the epicenter.
www.penduluminc.com /MM/June99/rev069907.html   (293 words)

 sandiego.citysearch.com > Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Parker began his solo career in earnest during the '90s.
Parker has made a name for himself with his epic shows, his rhythmic sense of funk and his oddball collaborations (including Ani DiFranco).
Parker's shows are a family affair, with son Corey adding hip-hop flavor to the old school funk style.
entertainment.signonsandiego.com /profile/248463?p=1   (302 words)

 Mutant Renegade Zine - Maceo Parker Interview
Maceo Parker is the master behind all those horns that you hear when you listen to a James Brown song.
Maceo grew up in North Carolina and was born into a musical family.
I first heard of Maceo Parker in the early 90's when I heard one of his early solo works while I was working at a local public radio station.
www.dnaco.net /~grog/Mutant_Renegade/zine/maceo.htm   (1901 words)

 Maceo Parker: Blowin' the Roof Off the House of Blues!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Maceo Parker has been on the groove all over the world and has played all of the House of Blues’ club venues except his hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Maceo told his guests that “Everything we do from now on, is going to be funky,” and the Parker anthem roused the crowd even more as he broke into the song, “Rabbits In The Pea Patch,” a hit from his latest CD, Dial Maceo.
Maceo Parker’s approach to the flute solo was exceptional and this “live” performance of the tune served as a passionate interaction with the audience.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=1454   (1004 words)

 Maceo Parker at Mahaiwe Theatre (Aug. 17)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With the help of his bandmates, Parker occasionally set up a riff by chanting a rural Black American folk rhyme, like “Rabbits in the pea patch, catch him, catch him,” and then the 10-piece band would launch into a full-throttle funk groove based on the rhythms of the simple child’s rhyme.
Parker would play a riff or a figure or a phrase a few times, and then be joined in unison by the horn players, in classic r&b style.
Parker played some particularly stunning solos, full of syncopation, off-beats and repeated half-tones that milked their potential of tension and release for all they were worth.
www.berkshirecounty.com /rogovoy/concerts/con000818.html   (542 words)

 State Hornet - Features
These are the words that James Brown would so proudly shout as Maceo Parker took the stage during his illustrious career with the Godfather of Soul.
Through the years, Parker’s music matured and he went on to form his own group, “Maceo and All the King’s Men” which served as an outlet for Parker to continue in his musical ventures both as a leader and a composer.
Parker’s album is continued evidence of how successful he has been in combining a hybrid of soul, funk, R&B, and jazz.
www.csus.edu /hornet/archive/fall99/issue07/features02.html   (444 words)

 corey parker - home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Raleigh, NC Recording Artist, Corey Parker, made it to the semi-finals of the International Songwriting Contest and is nominated for his 2nd Straight Independent Music Award.
Parker himself has no problem masterminding the lyrics, vocals, and some notable sequences on the keys.
You'd better be ready for it all, as Parker isn't even afraid to moonlight as an MC and drop a few heavy lines denser than fudge but that go down just as easy.
www.coreyparker.net   (483 words)

 MetroActive Music | Maceo Parker
But in 1990, Parker launched a solo recording career with the organ-soaked jazz and soul standards on All the King's Men (4th and Broadway), followed by a pair of acclaimed instrumental jazz CDs, 1990's Roots: Revisited and 1991's Mo' Roots, both on the Verve label and both hitting the top of the jazz charts.
It was the beginning of Parker's on-again, off-again relationship with the band leader.
Maceo Parker performs Saturday, Feb. 13, at 9pm at the Phoenix Theatre, 201 Washington St., Petaluma.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sonoma/02.04.99/parker-9905.html   (715 words)

 Maceo Parker - Albums Solo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While Maceo's track record speaks for itself, -years of playing with James Brown and George Clinton, creating and re-creating the funky sounds for generation after generation, Maceo's solo career has gone from strength to strength in the last ten years.
With brand new songs, in some cases written specially for the artist concerned, to a few covers, Maceo's latest is a blend of funky, tight soaring horns, underpinned throughout by his touring band which is as tight as a piece of gum stuck to your shoe.
Maceo gives a fresh look at of his music without ever straying from the core we all love.
www.funky-stuff.com /maceo/albumsa.htm   (769 words)

 Maceo Parker, Tifft Merritt, Steve and Cindy, Tab Benoit
It perhaps speaks to Parker’s crossover appeal in particular, and the attraction of his mainstream funk and r&b in general.
Still, Parker is aware that younger fans are flocking to his shows, alongside like-minded, funk-jazz fusionists such as Medeski Martin and Wood, in numbers too great to ignore.
Parker said his style was influenced by Ray Charles, as well as other saxophonists including Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, King Curtis and Stanley Turrentine.
www.berkshireweb.com /rogovoy/thebeat/beat000818.html   (959 words)

 Detailed info on Maceo Parker's _Southern Exposure_   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
RC: This is Maceo's New Orleans album, with a funky meeting of the minds with some of the Big Easy's most influential musicians.
The idea of Maceo working with N.O. greats like the Meters (or at least Leo Nocentelli and George Porter) and the mighty Rebirth Brass Band is a brilliant one, and the results are pure fun.
On both tunes, Maceo's blowing is extra funky, but restrained at the same time.
www.duke.edu /~tmc/motherpage/albums_noncore/alb-maceo_southernexposure.html   (385 words)

 Maceo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maceo Parker, a jazz and funk saxophone player
Maceo Barnes, a Southern rapper from Atlanta, GA.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Maceo   (89 words)

 Detailed info on Maceo Parker's _Maceo_   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The CD is a soundtrack for a film about Maceo that was made in Germany.
Maceo's band is also super-funky, many of them players who appeared on his New Orleans funk album,
I think that this CD is a must for any P.Funk fan or Maceo fan.
www.duke.edu /~tmc/motherpage/albums_noncore/alb-maceo_maceo.html   (434 words)

 "My Cat's Name is Maceo" - The Jane's Addiction Song Index
'Maceo' was recorded during a session just prior the the recording of Nothing's Shocking, but the band decided not to include it on the album.
Maceo Parker, famous James Brown horn player, accepted an invitation to overdub a horn track over the existing demo.
"so they really wanted maceo parker to play on maceo they find out he is really fuckin expensive but they hire him anyway so maceo parker gets in the studio and he is listening to the tune and perrys singing "my cats name is maceo" so maceo is like.....
members.cox.net /g12241/songs/maceo.html   (626 words)

 The Boston Herald: Maceo Parker blows into town with 'Funk Overload'.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When it came time to record his new CD, Maceo Parker thought it might be time to go in a different direction.
After all, Parker's signature saxophone lines already had powered the funk revolution of James Brown's "Cold Sweat" and tracks by P-Funk, the J.B.s, George Clinton and beyond.
But Maceo's band and fans convinced him, to paraphrase the title of a song featuring his blistering solo, that "Papa's Got a...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:56342788&refid=holomed_1   (227 words)

 MACEO PARKER roots revisited: Jazz CD Reviews- July 2001 MusicWeb(UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Maceo Parker spent many years in the backing group of Soul Singer James Brown, along with colleagues on this DVD, Alfred 'Pee Wee 'Ellis and Fred Wesley.
Maceo formed his band when Brown was imprisoned in 1990.
Maceo Parker has obviously strong jazz roots and I found this DVD well worth the 58 minutes it takes to listen to it.
www.musicweb-international.com /jazz/2001/July01/MaceoParker.htm   (228 words)

 Renowned Jazz Musician to Perform at Duke
Jazz-funk saxophonist Maceo Parker, who has performed with such diverse bands as De La Soul and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will perform with his own band Friday, Jan. 31, at Duke University's Page Auditorium.
Parker, a native of Kinston, N.C., has teamed with James Brown on such hits as "Poppa's Got a Brand New Bag" and "Sex Machine," and was a member of George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic in the 1970's.
With his own band, Parker has created a dozen albums and a reputation for excitement in carrying on and expanding the funk tradition.
www.dukenews.duke.edu /2003/01/maceoparker0115_print.htm   (191 words)

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