quarta-feira, 9 de agosto de 2017

Maceo Parker - Jazz and Funk (USA)


Maceo Parker (born February 14, 1943) is an American funk and soul jazz saxophonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic in the 1970s. Parker was a prominent soloist on many of Brown's hit recordings, and a key part of his band, playing alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. Since the early 1990s, he has toured under his own name.

In 1970, Parker along with a handful of Brown’s band, including his drummer brother Melvin Parker, guitarist Jimmy Nolan and bassist Bernard Odum formed Maceo & All The King’s Men who would release a pair of well-received albums before Parker returned to recording with Brown in 1972 until 1975 when he started working with George Clinton and a bassist known as Bootsy.

Parker never completely broke with Brown, rejoining his band again in 1984-88. He also had another short-lived side group, following Maceo & All The King’s Men, when he put together Maceo & The Macks in 1974 and the band put out a number of singles, primarily covering Brown’s work.






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