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Mo Roots
Maceo Parker
Mo Roots
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
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The former JB returned to prominence with this 1991 recording, his second for Verve. Buttressed by old cohorts Pee Wee Ellis on tenor and Fred Wesley on trombone, Parker's alto sounds displays tremendous, intense urgency w...  more »

      
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All Artists: Maceo Parker
Title: Mo Roots
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 9/24/1991
Release Date: 9/24/1991
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731451106828

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The former JB returned to prominence with this 1991 recording, his second for Verve. Buttressed by old cohorts Pee Wee Ellis on tenor and Fred Wesley on trombone, Parker's alto sounds displays tremendous, intense urgency without leaving the groove behind. The sophisticated funk includes strong elements of jazz and soul as Parker moves from Lionel Hampton and Horace Silver to Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Shep & the Limelites. Ray Charles' "Hallelujah, I Love Her So" and the traditional "Down by the Riverside" display his flair for gospel melodies. Parker combines thoughtful melodic passages with energetic wails, while the rhythm section, anchored by Larry Goldings' B-3, stays in the proverbial pocket. Mo' Roots was instrumental in introducing a new crop of young fans to instrumental funk. --Marc Greilsamer

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Robert R. (bobrjr29) from TRUCKEE, CA
Reviewed on 1/8/2010...
a very cool disc...jazzy, rootzy and funky indeed

CD Reviews

Hard bop jazz not funk
05/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mo' Roots is exactly what the title describes it as being. Mo' Roots is a pure bop jazz album and a brilliant one at that. Unlike other Maceo Parker albums, Maceo sticks to bop jazz and incoporates few elements of funk into this brilliant work. Not to say there is anything wrong with his other albums, however this is to die for. Perfect for intoxicated social gatherings. This is the best album i have heard in ages. Simply brilliant."
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JD | Tokyo Japan | 09/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a classic. I find it completely mesmerizing. Ii first heard it in a small Blues dj bar in Tokyo. I was like this is the good stuff. It certainly is. 100% worth the price and then some, utmost listening pleasure."