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My favorite tracks are the infectious "What You Know About Funk?" (which features great rap from his son, Corey Parker) and the smooth jazz dreamy "Song For My Teacher" (what a beautiful song! it reminds me of Grover Washington Jr.).
Contains also nice covers from Jackson 5's "ABC" and Sam Cooke's "What A Wonderful World" featuring Candy Dulfer.
I admit it's a grower because it's speed, complex and lenghty music, and it takes time to know and recognize the melodies. But it's definitively worth checking if you are into jazz-funk
The song – if that’s what it is – has one chord throughout, but it never needs to modulate. The tension ebbs and flows through a variety of means – dynamics, instrumentation and utter preciseness from the brass section contrasted with free jazz improvisation from the sax and guitar, for instance. So many elements, including the sparse vocals, contribute to the complexity of the rhythm. At the performance I remember thinking that the 65 year-old Parker was controlling everything as strictly as any conductor. The energy was astonishing and the audience completely captured. A recording can’t duplicate that. Luckily there are some videos of live performances on YouTube, at least some idea of what it was like to be there – although unfortunately the one I've found doesn’t include the soliloquy.
Five Out Five Stars
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you love James Brown, and Jazz, this CD is nice. Maceo did a good job. Just about every song was nice. Very Funky.Published on December 22, 2011 by Kam Steele
I have to rate this CD as Maceo's best to date. The first two songs will blow you away, and I have never heard horn arrangements like this from Maceo before. Read morePublished on May 1, 2006 by W. Klentzman