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A tribute to Ray Charles : live in Leverkusen

Maceo Parker (performer), Michael Abene (conductor), WDR Big Band Köln (performer)
Title
A tribute to Ray Charles : live in Leverkusen
Performer
Maceo Parker  (saxofoon) WDR Big Band Köln
Conductor
Michael Abene
Publisher
BHM, 2010
1 dvd-video
Recording date
2008
EAN
0090204787784
CDR
JKD6091
Placing suggestion
78 - Pop (NBLC) P4 - Populaire muziek Engels (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 3 times in Flemish libraries

About Maceo Parker

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Maceo Parker (; born February 14, 1943) is an American funk and soul jazz saxophonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s, Parliament-Funkadelic in the 1970s and Prince in the 2000s. Parker was a prominent soloist on many of Brown's hit recordings, and a key part of his band, playing alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. Since the early 1990s, he has toured under his own name.

Biography

Parker was born in Kinston, North Carolina. Parker's father played piano and drums in addition to singing in church with Parker's mother; his brother Melvin played drums and his brother Kellis played the trombone. Parker and his brother Melvin joined James Brown in 1964; in his autobiography, Brown claims that he originally wanted Melvin as his drummer, but agreed to additionally take Maceo under his wing as part of the deal. In 1970, Parker, his brother Melvin, and a few of Brown's band members left to establish th…Read more on Wikipedia

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