Roots Revisited [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Altoist Maceo Parker has spent most of his career in R&B funk bands, most notably those led by James Brown, George Clinton, and Bootsy Collins. This CD gave him a chance to stretch out as a leader, and his soulful horn immediately brings to mind Hank Crawford and (to a lesser extent) Lou Donaldson. With a strong backup group that includes Pee Wee Ellis on tenor, trombonist Fred Wesley, and Don Pullen on organ, Parker enthusiastically plays over infectious grooves with just one funky departure ("In Time"). Roots Revisited is a throwback to the 1960s soul-jazz style and Maceo Parker gives one the impression that, if called upon, he could hold his own on a bebop date. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Altoist Maceo Parker has spent most of his career in R&B funk bands, most notably those led by James Brown, George Clinton, and Bootsy Collins. This CD gave him a chance to stretch out as a leader, and his soulful horn immediately brings to mind Hank Crawford and (to a lesser extent) Lou Donaldson. With a strong backup group that includes Pee Wee Ellis on tenor, trombonist Fred Wesley, and Don Pullen on organ, Parker enthusiastically plays over infectious grooves with just one funky departure ("In Time"). Roots Revisited is a throwback to the 1960s soul-jazz style and Maceo Parker gives one the impression that, if called upon, he could hold his own on a bebop date. [Minor Music's 2008 edition included two bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2008
  • Label: Minor Music
  • UPC: 033585509026
  • Catalog Number: 801090
  • Sales rank: 43,775

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Maceo Parker Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Candy Dulfer Alto Saxophone
Larry Goldings Hammond B3
Vincent Henry Alto Saxophone
Rodney Jones Guitar
Don Pullen Organ
Pee Wee Ellis Tenor Saxophone
Kym Mazelle Vocals
Kenwood Dennard Drums
Bootsy Collins Guitar, Bass Guitar
Bill Stewart Drums
Fred Wesley Trombone
Technical Credits
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Jay McShann Composer
Charles Mingus Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Maceo Parker Producer, Audio Production
Stephan Meyner Producer, Executive Producer, Audio Production
Charlie Parker Composer
Achim Kröpsch Picture
Chica Walderdorff Artwork
Marika Zwick Artwork
David Baker Engineer
Peter Boettcher Picture
Elmar Gillet Remastering
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