10/Apr/2009 Filed in: Funk/R&B/Soul
"This live set from the summer of 2007 finds famed ex-James Brown horn man Maceo Parker cutting loose with Germany’s incredible WDR Big Band. The concert shoots the intensity up several notches with Parliament-Funkadelic alumni Dennis Chambers (drums) and Rodney "Skeet" Curtis (bass) driving the energy to uncommonly soulful and sweaty peaks. The concept of playing hard funk with a brassy big band in tow is somewhat unusual, but the results smash all preconceptions. Parker’s dueling alto battle with Karolina Strassmayer on "To Be or Not to Be" and a rousing 17-minute version of the J.B.’s classic "Pass the Peas" are just a few highlights of this rollicking, electrifying set."
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