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A founding father of funk, alto saxophonist MACEO PARKER, was James Brown’s primary horn player, emcee, and bandleader from 1964 to 1988. He was considered such a funk master that he also had tenures with other legendary funk outfits Parliament, P-Funk, George Clinton, and Bootsy Collins. Now a soloist for several years, he has worked with the likes of 10,000 Maniacs, Deeelite, Bryan Ferry, and Ani Di Franco. He performs some 200-300 live shows per year, delivering a steamy mix of jazz, R&B, and irresistible hard driving funk, and he remains the most sampled horn player in history. A new album is due to be released in the spring of 2000. Parker made his Hollywood Bowl debut in 1992.