Review: Maceo Parker – Other Side of the Pillow
If you have never heard of maestro saxophonist Maceo Parker then you have some learning to do, but the good news is that learning will never be this much fun. Start with his on again off again James Brown connections throughout the 1960s and beyond. Then jump aboard the Mothership Connection with Parliament-Funkadelic, then his collaborations with the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, De La Soul and Prince as well as leading his own bands starting out with the Kings Men in the 1970’s.
As a taster for his new studio album ‘Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo’, he’s whetted the appetite with a cover of Prince’s ‘Other Side of the Pillow.’ He originally recorded a version with Prince in 2002 but this reworking has a Ray Charles sophisticated southern swing, a homage to another of Maceo’s key influences. This just purrs along with Maceo’s sax taking the listener with him and whatever else he is cooking up, you will be hungry.
Release Date 26th June. Mascot Label Group new imprint; The Funk Garage.
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