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About this Clip:
Saxophonist and R&B legend Maceo Parker and his band perform “Uptown Up” from his 1998 album “Funk Overload” during his January 3, 2015 performance at the SFJAZZ Center, broadcast on Fridays Live on January 7, 2021.
About the concert:
New Years performances by Maceo Parker, the king of the funky saxophone and one of the primary architects of modern R&B, have been an SFJAZZ tradition for several years, and this concert, recorded in January 2015, featured a particularly potent version of his super-charged band including drummer Nikki Glaspie (Beyoncé, Dumpstaphunk, Nth Power) and P-Funk bass master Rodney “Skeet” Curtis. Parker made his mark as an essential voice in the powerhouse horns backing James Brown, contributing classic solos on some of the Godfather’s greatest hits. He went on to join George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic during the ensemble’s most creative era, and has contributed to albums and tours with artists including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keith Richards, Dave Matthews Band and most extensively, Prince.
Maceo Parker: saxophone, flute, vocals
Greg Boyer: trombone
Will Boulware: keyboards
Bruno Speight: guitar
Rodney “Skeet” Curtis: bass
Nikki Glaspie: drums
Corey Parker: vocals
Darliene Parker: vocals