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Maceo Parker Biography
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Born in Kinston, North Carolina, in 1943, His father played piano and drums and sang in church, and his mother sang in the church. They both could dance and keep up with the latest thing happening. Still a teenager, Maceo decided to play saxophone...
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Today, Maceo headlines over 250 performances a year worldwide to sold-out audiences of college fans and old-school music aficionados alike. Over this time he has collaborated on recordings with such diverse acts as, Ani DiFranco, Prince, De La Soul, Jane's Addiction and Dave Matthews Band.
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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.
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"Maceo! Blow your horn!" That's how James Brown would dynamically signal his favorite horn player to take another stinging sax solo — and Maceo Parker never once let his boss down...
The Parker's uncle had a band called Bobby Butler and the Mighty Blue Notes, which served as a role model when the Parker brothers formed their own band called the Blue Note Juniors. His uncle would take him to nightclubs and Maceo and his 2 brothers played during intermissions. By the time the Parker brothers graduated high school and began attending college at North Carolina A&T (majoring in music) they were seasoned professionals in performing and entertaining.

Maceo! Blow your horn!
Maceo Parker never once let his boss down. 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. Now Parker is a star in his own right.

His recent albums "Roots Revisited" and "Molina product quit Brown " Roots" impeccably spotlight his soul-drenched alto sax on a sizzling hybrid of funk, R&B and jazz. And he's brought along his ex-section mates from Brown's band trombonist Fred Wesley and saxist Pee Wee Ellis, to stoke the almighty groove. The North Caroseveral times. 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; later in the decade, he worked with Parliament/Funkadelic and Bootsy's Rubber Band. But when Brown was incarcerated, Parker was there for him, releasing a rap song that urged the Godfather of Soul's immediate freedom.

In 1990 the album 'Roots Revisited' topped the Billboard Jazz Chart for two months. In addition Parker was named 'Best Jazz Artist Of The Year' by Rolling Stone magazine. Recently Parker's latest album 'Maceo' was released, produced by Prince, from whom he replayed "The Greatest Romance Ever Been Sold". Since, Maceo is one of Prince's favorite saxophonist for his concert. : English - Français

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