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Music, Reviewed Maceo Parker and the WDR Big Band

Maceo Parker and the WDR Big Band

In the spring of 1959, Ray Charles — 29 years old and hot off his chart-topping hit "What'd I Say" — recorded 12 covers backed by a string orchestra and an all-star band of Count Basie and Duke Ellington alumni.…
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Calendar, Night&Day 2 Percent Jazz, 98 Percent Funky Stuff

2 Percent Jazz, 98 Percent Funky Stuff

On Roots and Grooves, legendary James Brown sideman Maceo Parker delivers a double-disc album that focuses on the saxman’s musical origins and most famous compositions. Side B is a funkier affair saluting Parker’s time with Brown, George Clinton, and Bootsy…
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Calendar, Night&Day Funking  It Up

Funking It Up

How cool is Maceo Parker? Think cucumbers. Think ice. Think twice before giving up the opportunity to see this quintessential saxman play live: If there's anything Parker's proven over four decades of delivering funky licks, it's that nobody plays that…
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Night+Day

wednesday september 3 Introductory Offer The supermarket isn't the only place you'll find free samples: The "New Jazz Triple Bill" offers a taste of Bay Area jazz flavor with sets by the Will Bernard Quartet, Pothole, and Dogslyde. Expect to…
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The House of Tudor

Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 have given up the glories of touring -- the flat tires, the free beer, the weak coffee, and the menagerie of obsessive-compulsive groupies whose relentless search for strands of the band's hair has resulted in…
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Night+Day

wednesday april 17 Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot Cafe Du Nord hosts "Towering Inferno," a costume party and dance to benefit the LAB, an alternative art venue. Latin rhythms and disco funk serve as the soundtrack and fiery film projections provide…
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