Maceo

While Maceo Parker is known around the world for his signature alto sax sound – an instantly recognizable blast of rhythmically-charged soul – he has never before been heard fronting a big band. The former James Brown sideman and P-Funk all-star rises to that challenge on `Roots & Grooves’, his triumphant collaboration with Germany’s WDR Big Band Cologne.

Recorded live on tour in Europe in February and March 2007, this dynamic two-CD set captures the iconic sax man in concert with the acclaimed 18-piece band, under the direction of arranger Michael Abene. On the first disc, they pay tribute to Ray Charles with lush orchestrations of Charles classics like “What’d I Say,” “Hit The Road Jack,” “I’m Busted” and “Hallelujah, I Love Her So.” The second disc, which features the slamming rhythm tandem of drummer Dennis Chambers (formerly of P-Funk, currently of Santana) and bassist Rodney “Skeet” Curtis (formerly of P-Funk and Maceo’s own band), consists of expanded big band renditions of Maceo originals, including “Off The Hook,” “Uptown Up,” “Shake Everything You Got” and his early `70s funk anthem “Pass The Peas.”

Maceo Parker – Roots Grooves

CD 1 – Tribute to Ray Charles


01. Hallelujah I Love Her So
02. Busted
03. Them That´s Got
04. You Don´t Know Me
05. Hit The Road Jack
06. Margie
07. Georgia On My Mind
08. What´d I Say

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CD 2 – Back to Funk


01. Uptown Up
02. To Be Or Not To Be
03. Off The Hook
04. Advanced Funk
05. Shake Everything You Got
06. Pass The Peas

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Pass / senha: fhensofunkmusic.blogspot.com