maceo parker Archive

Album Review: Maceo Parker — Soul Food: Cooking with Maceo

Maceo Parker is a towering figure in the soul/jazz/funk universe. He would be important if only for his work with James Brown, documented on many live and studio releases from the middle 1960s through the late ‘80s. But he’s done so much more: as a key member of Parliament-Funkadelic, Parker applied his talents in ever-widening

San Jose Jazz Festival 2017

Note: This summer, I wrote a preview of the 2017 San Jose Jazz Festival for Metro Silicon Valley, spotlighting acts I found the most worth seeing. Here’s that feature. — bk Tia Brazda (2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jade Leaf Stage) – A popular fixture on the festival circuit, the Canadian jazz vocalist has a sultry, kittenish