Wednesday 27 May 2009 at 7:30pm
The Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS, United Kingdom
From the Bridgewater Hall website
His name is synonymous with Funk Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth.
Maceo Parker is a funk titan. His body of work is as important to the genre as those belonging to James Brown, George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, all of whom have collaborated with Parker.
On a broader level, Parker must be regarded as simply one of the all-time great saxophonists. He stretched the boundaries of music, fashioned a new style of playing and, most importantly, made some truly great music.
Quite simply, there is no better living showman than Maceo Parker. Catching one of the alto sax maestro's marathon shows is a truly transcendent experience for any fan of funk, jazz, hip-hop, R&B and soul: His performances are never disappointing, always worth the money, and a funky, funky good time.