Saxophonist Maceo Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician. Always at the forefront, Maceo Parker has been a common thread in the history of funk – helping to pioneer the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside seminal icons like James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince – all the while honing his own signature brand of showmanship. Leading his flawlessly tight band with a cool confidence, Maceo Parker transports audiences to the slickest of eras in performances that are positively timeless.
“Maceo Parker is a funk titan. His body of work is as important to the genre as those belonging to James Brown, George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, all of whom have collaborated with Maceo Parker. On a broader level, he must be regarded as simply one of the all-time great saxophonists. He stretched the boundaries of music, fashioned a new style of playing and, most importantly, made some truly great music.” -Mercury San Francisco
Maceo Parker releases a new album in the Fall 2016 called Roots Revisited – The Bremen Concert, a live recording from the first incarnation of his own band in 1990 (which, at the time, included Fred Wesley on trombone, Pee Wee Ellis on tenor saxophone, Larry Goldings on B-3 organ, Rodney Jones on guitar, and Bill Stewart on drums). Maceo Parker’s current band hits the road this season in celebration of repertoire spanning the prolific career of this funk legend.