Maceo Parker Life on Planet Groove (Live)
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- Released: September 9, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Minor Music
Entertainment Weekly - 11/27/92, p.82"...Parker commandeers a bona fide soul revue..." - Rating: B
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Personnel includes: Maceo Parker (alto saxophone, background vocals); Kym Mazelle (vocals); Vincent Henry (alto saxophone, bass); Candy Dulfer (alto saxophone); Pee Wee Ellis (tenor saxophone, flute, background vocals); Fred Wesley (trombone, background vocals); Larry Goldings (organ); Rodney Jones (guitar); Kenwood Dennard (drums).
Recorded at Stadtgarten Restaurant, Cologne, Germany on March 5-7, 1992. Includes liner notes by Cliff White.
Personnel: Maceo Parker (saxophone, alto saxophone, piano, organ); Pee Wee Ellis (vocals, flute, saxophone, tenor saxophone); Fred Wesley (vocals, trombone); Kym Mazelle (vocals); Bootsy Collins (guitar, bass guitar); Rodney Jones (guitar); Vincent Henry (saxophone); Candy Dulfer (alto saxophone); Don Pullen (organ); Larry Goldings (Hammond b-3 organ); Kenwood Dennard, Bill Stewart (drums).
A scorching album of funky grooves from Maceo Parker, assisted by the rest of the JB's on backing horns. The album was recorded in concert at a club called Stadtgarten in Cologne, Germany, and the crowd seems just as responsive in most ways as any Atlanta mob. Along with the JB horns, Vincent Henry accompanies on bass throughout the album/concert. The album starts out with an original Maceo composition, then moves into a pair from his old boss James Brown. After that, there's another Maceo number, a cover of "Addictive Love," a rendition of "Georgia on My Mind," and a composition undertaken by a veritable army of funk veterans. This is probably just about the best solo Maceo Parker album there is, at least until the release of Funkoverload. If you're a funk fan, or a soul-jazz fan, this album might just provide what you need. Maceo on his own always provides a nice collection of soul and funk, and this one is no exception. ~ Adam Greenberg
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