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Monday January 19, 2015

From The Philadelphia Inquirer

Maceo Parker brings that funky stuff
By: Shaun Brady

Looking out at the packed audience at the Merriam Theater on Saturday, Maceo Parker wanted to make one thing clear:

“We don’t do jazz.” Not that the multigenerational crowd was likely to be laboring under any such delusion. The 71-year-old sax legend helped lay the foundations of funk as a key sideman for James Brown (who would yell, “Maceo, blow your horn!” to launch him into another tight, spiky solo) and later for George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic.

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