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Sunday February 02, 2014

From NY Daily News

Wave your hands in the air for Maceo Parker one more time at the Blue Note
By: Wayne Lockwood

At some point on Sunday night, Maceo Parker is going to tell you he loves you.

He’s going to say it to you, he’s going to sing it to you, and he’s going to play it to you. Plenty of times. It’s a mission.

“I love what I do,” said Parker, long the funkiest saxophone player on the planent, who will wrap up a week at the Blue Note Jazz Club. “I got to the point where I wanted to say ‘love’ as much as I can, and use it as a ‘We are all in this world, living this thing all together, and we have the same problems, so let’s try to lessen the hate.’ That’s what I hope it says when I say ‘love.’ ‘Keep in mind, WE LOVE YOU. …’ By the time you leave, you know that.”

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