Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker



Maceo Parker (/ˈms/; 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.[1]



Life on Planet Groove
Life on Planet Groove is a 1992 album by Maceo Parker.
Mo' Roots
Mo'Roots is a 1991 album by Maceo Parker.
Dial: M-A-C-E-O
Dial: M-A-C-E-O is a 2000 album by Maceo Parker.
Funk Overload
Funk Overload is a 1998 album by Maceo Parker.

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Live Album Appearances & References4

Musical Groups1

Musical Group References2

Minor Film Appearances & References1

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Watch The Soul Rebels Cover A Tribe Called Quest's "Can I Kick It"
  –  September 14, 2017
Maceo Parker, Marilyn Manson, Slick Rick, Green Day, Talib Kweli, The Roots… Back in March, they played a three-night stint at Brooklyn Bowl, with each night devoted to different New York hip-hop legends—Rakim, Mobb Deep, Jay-Z, et al. All this to say ...
It’s not so unusual that Chicago rapper Common is coming to the Monterey Jazz Festival.
  –  September 14, 2017
And plenty of jazz cats have dabbled with hip-hop: Branford Marsalis, Don Byrd, Ron Carter, Maceo Parker, Quincy Jones. Herbie Hancock’s “Rocket” was a staple in breakdance battles. Hip-hop has graced Monterey Jazz Festival stages. Robert Glasper ...
James Brown Says It Loud And Proud
  –  September 7, 2017
Saxman Maceo Parker was on duty too, as was fellow tenor St. Clair Pinckney and other regulars such as drummer Clyde Stubblefield and bandleader Alfred ‘Pee Wee’ Ellis. Brown always achieved a live, spontaneous vibe on his recordings, but ‘Say It ...
The New Mastersounds
  –  September 4, 2017
Maceo Parker (JB’s), Ernest Ranglin and Art Neville (Neville Brothers, The Meters) As an example of the respect this band commands, Peter Wermelinger – DJ, collector, and author of the crate-diggers’ bible The Funky & Groovy Music Lexicon – places ...
Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Announces The First Annual EQUINOX PARTY
  –  September 4, 2017
They can rock a huge late-night festival crowd, or have heads bobbing in the jazz club. If you ever wondered what it would sound like if Stevie Wonder and Maceo Parker got together, you're going to want to check out Funktapuss." The music of Funktapuss ...
Esperanza Spalding, Maceo Parker & 5 Other Best Moments From the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival
  –  August 4, 2017
"I like jazz with a little grease on it," said bassist, bandleader, and now Newport Jazz Festival artistic director Christian McBride by way of introducing a George Duke tune called "Black Messiah (Part Two)" during his Saturday set. Though certainly ...

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