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Maceo Parker Revisits Soul Classics on New CD

James Brown’s saxman to release live recording with WDR Big Band, Christian McBride

Maceo Parker
Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker, James Brown’s saxophonist for many of the late soul giant’s most productive years, will release a new live album, Soul Classics, on Sept. 18 (Listen2 Entertainment / Razor & Tie).

Parker will reunite with the WDR Big Band for the album, a collection of nine songs recorded live at the Leverkusener Jazz Festival in Leverkusener, Germany, in November 2011. The recording features Parker and his special guests-bassist Christian McBride and drummer Cora Coleman-Dunham-in collaboration with the Cologne-based 15-piece orchestra led by conductor/arranger Michael Abene.

Track List

1. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag

2. I Wish

3. Yesterday I Had The Blues

4. Higher Ground

5. Do Your Thing

6. Rock Steady

7. One In A Million You

8. Soul Power

9. Announcement

10. Come By And See

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