Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Parker recorded the bulk of this 1993 release in New Orleans, taking advantage of the local talent and injecting doses of Southern soul, blues, and R&B into the music. Meters Leo Nocentelli (guitar) and George Porter Jr. (... more »
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Parker recorded the bulk of this 1993 release in New Orleans, taking advantage of the local talent and injecting doses of Southern soul, blues, and R&B into the music. Meters Leo Nocentelli (guitar) and George Porter Jr. (bass) support Parker's furious alto on five of the nine cuts, including an irresistible reading of the Meters' own "Keep on Marching." The Rebirth Brass Band inspires Parker to heights on "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" and the original "Walking Home Together." Back in New York, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis join in on the jazz standard, "The Way You Look Tonight." The work here is less polished than on Mo' Roots, but also more exciting. Few other saxophonists possess Parker's ability to intensify his solos with each passing line. --Marc Greilsamer
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William G. (Swapster) from DAHLONEGA, GA
Reviewed on 8/23/2009...
I'm not at least I thought I wasn't a jazz fan but this gentlemen has given me a whole new area to look for talent--since I got this CD-I've found Scofield,Davis,Ramsey Lewis,Monk,to name only a few--so check these guys out--anyone who hasn't gotten into Maceo Parker needs to check him and this whole(new to me)Jazz out--he and it grows you
Tunes for dancin' and chillin'
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard this disc at a house party 3 years ago and I STILL turn it on when I'm making dinner, getting ready to go out, driving around town or funkin' it up. Without a dime in my pocket for a concert ticket, I once hid in the woods behind the outdoor venue where Maceo was appearing with some friends and wine and lived it up anyway. Dancing to these tunes with a group of friends can't be beat and the combos with Rebirth are smokin'. I have shared this album with everyone I know and almost all of them have run out for their own copy. Beware when you introduce this disc at parties, though. We have had an empty-case scare almost every time, but it always finds its way home."
...he be blowin the soul outta this...
R. Davis | louisville, ky | 11/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...i had this on cassette tape years ago and i am so sad now not to have it in my cd collection...i will be rectifying that very shortly! this is a great cd...wait a minute...all of his cd's are great! get this disc, 'mo roots' and 'live on planet groove' (especially that one!)...maceo is funkin shtuff up quite lovely! and dont forget to check out the j.b. horns cd's...ohellyeah! nobody blows a horn like this!
(bonus maceo cut: check out the solo he provides on de la soul's buhloone mind state...some-southern-slow-funk-fa-sho!)"