Wednesday 11 April 2012 - Thursday 12 April 2012
Everyone knows by now that he’s played with each and every leader of funk: his start with James Brown, which MACEO describes as “ like being at University “; jumping aboard the mothership with George Clinton and those varies and colourful incarnations of Parliament and Funkadelic; stretching out with Bootsy’s Rubber Band. He’s the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of funk in one golden thread: the cipher that unravels dance music down to its core.
In fact, ever since JB coined that phrase: “Maceo – I want you to blow!!”, MACEO PARKER has been enjoying a blistering solo career, blowing that famous sax funk sound across the globe. He’s building a new funk empire, fresh and stylistically diverse as he navigates deftly between James Brown’s 1960’s soul and George Clinton’s 1970’s freaky funk while exploring mellower jazz and the grooves of hip-hop.
His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani DiFranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. His timeless sound has brought him a new, fresh, young fan base.
It’s almost impossible to tell which came first, MACEO or The Funk!!!
We’ve seen him before at BLUESFEST in 2008– so let’s welcome him back - all together now:
MACEO – WE WANT YOU TO BLOW!!!