Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure

by Maceo Parker
     
 
Maceo Parker, best-known for his R&B recordings with and without James Brown, plays strictly jazz on his Novus CD and he is in peak form. Parker's alto sounds close to Hank Crawford at times but with a phrasing of his own. On this well-rounded and consistently memorable release, Parker sticks mostly to funky blues but is also impressive

Overview

Maceo Parker, best-known for his R&B recordings with and without James Brown, plays strictly jazz on his Novus CD and he is in peak form. Parker's alto sounds close to Hank Crawford at times but with a phrasing of his own. On this well-rounded and consistently memorable release, Parker sticks mostly to funky blues but is also impressive on a boppish version of "The Way You Look Tonight." He splits his time between fronting an organ combo, leading a reunion with fellow Brown alumni trombonist Fred Wesley and tenor-saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis, and on two songs he is joined by the enthuisastic Rebirth Brass Band. Parker only takes one vocal so the emphasis throughout is on his soulful alto, making this among his most rewarding jazz recordings.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/1994
Label:
Novus
UPC:
0012416317528
catalogNumber:
63175

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maceo Parker   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Rodney Jones   Guitar
Pee Wee Ellis   Tenor Saxophone
Kermit Ruffins   Trumpet
Stafford Agee   Trombone
Will Boulware   Hammond Organ
Herman V. Ernest   Drums
Keith "Bass Drum Shorty" Frazier   Bass Drums
Philip Frazier   Tuba
Leo Nocentelli   Guitar
George Porter   Bass
Derrick Shezbie   Trumpet
Reginald Steward   Trombone
Bill Stewart   Drums
Fred Wesley   Trombone
Roderick Paulin   Tenor Saxophone
Ajay Mallory   Snare Drums
Michael Ward   Percussion

Technical Credits

Maceo Parker   Producer
Steve Backer   Director
Steve Himelfarb   Engineer
Stephan Meyner   Producer,Executive Producer
Dave Baker   Engineer
Jacqueline Murphy   Art Direction

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