Maceo Parker - Funk Master Live

Live Music at the Napa Valley Opera House. Preview by Scott Yeager, review by John Ruch.

If you don't have anything else going on tonight and are interested in seeing one of the musicians who helped create funk in the first place then the tonight at 8 p.m. is the place to be.

Saxophonist has played with just about everyone who matters in funk music including James Brown, George Clinton, Parliament, Bootsy Collins, Prince and even the not quite as funky Keith Richards. Maceo Parker discography.

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Louisa Hufstader January 11, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Thanks for the tip to what sounds like a terrific show tonight; and welcome to Local Voices, Scott! Your "Sound and Vision" blog is off to a great start. Can't wait to find out what you recommend to us next.
John K. Ruch January 11, 2012 at 06:47 AM
The show was fabulous. Two straight hours of non-stop funk. A very tight and rehearsed octet (2 vocalists, keys, drums, bass, guitar, trumpet and Maceo on sax-all of whom got extended solos that the crowd loved). A real true funk show with solid choreographed footwork and tight breaks-everyone was on their feet by the end of the show. Maceo's version of Ray Charles' You Don't Know Me (a duet with the keyboard player) was a show stopper-he had all the exact moves and phrasing down (sunglasses too)-a totally respectful impersonation and so well done. Good job NVOH - good booking. Thanks for bringing him in.
Ann Trinca January 12, 2012 at 10:06 PM
AW man, sorry I missed this. I saw Maceo last year at Yoshi's. I am always quoting him "Make it Funky!"


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