Maceo Parker is a saxophone player who has contributed to the success of James Brown, George Clinton, and Bootsy Collins. He has collaborated with Ray Charles, Ani DiFranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band,the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many others and has had a solo career for the past 16 years. He lives in Kinston, North Carolina.
"An important addition to any library of black music biographies."-- DownBeat Magazine "A breezy, anecdotal memoir by the funky saxophonist who reveals himself to be an uncommonly decent man." -- Kirkus Reviews "A remarkably unassuming, even-tempered account from a true funk icon."--EntertainmentWeekly.com "Hipper than most 20-year-olds, [Parker] has more soul in his little finger than a roomful of Boyz II Men." -- Oakland Tribune "Parker talks with his sax, chatters away without a seeming care. It's a musical antidepressant, an antidote to dark days." -- San Diego Reader "Those familiar with Parker's work as a world-class saxophonist will enjoy getting to know him a little better. If you're not a fan, this will give you plenty of new music to dig into."-- Music Tomes