His name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable: Maceo Parker; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth.
Everyone knows by now that he's played with each and every leader of funk, from his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as "like being at University", jumping aboard the Mothership with George Clinton, stretching out with Bootsy's Rubber Band. Most recently Prince has borrowed Maceo for his record breaking Musicology Tour, after all if you want funk you'd better call Maceo! He’s the living, breathing pulse which connects the history of Funk in one golden thread. The cipher which unravels dance music down to its core.
"Everything's coming up Maceo," concluded DownBeat Magazine in a 1991 article at the beginning of Maceo Parker's solo career. At the time Maceo was a remembered by aficionados of funk music as sideman; appreciated mainly by those in the know. More than a decade and a half later Maceo Parker has been enjoying a blistering solo career. For the past fifteen years Maceo has been building a new funk empire, fresh and stylistically diverse. He navigates deftly between James Brown's 1960's soul and George Clinton's 1970's freaky funk while exploring mellower jazz and hip-hop.
At the end of the 1980s Maceo took up his solo career, and has over the last 15 years brought us funky music and happiness as he tours relentlessly through the world. He's probably the main contender for the title of "Hardest .....