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Wednesday June 25, 2014

From The Vancouver Sun

Maceo Parker: A Great Among Greats
By: Francois Marchand

Ask Maceo Parker to describe some of the acts he has had the privilege to blow his sax for and the answer is usually pretty much the same.

James Brown? “A genius. A true innovator.”

George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic? “Innovator.”

Prince? “Same thing.”

Ray Charles? “Almost like looking at someone from biblical times.”

But what about Maceo Parker? How does the 71-year-old sax man who shared the spotlight with so many of jazz, pop, soul and R&B’s greatest voices and also recorded over a dozen solo albums of his own see himself?

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