My first trip to the new Antone’s was also my first live Maceo Parker experience. I’ve been a fan since his James Brown days, then Parliament, Life on Planet Groove and beyond. He’s still 2% jazz and 98% funky.
The band featured in the video below includes: Maceo Parker (sax/flute/vocals), Dennis Rollins (trombone), Will Boulware (keys), Bruno Speight (guitar), Rodney “Skeet” Curtis (bass), Marcus Parker (drums), Martha High (vocals) and Corey Parker (vocals).
Hard to keep the camera still when you gotta shake everything you got. Happy music for him and all the fans getting their groove on. I liked the new Antone’s location, next to Eddie V’s and the Russian House, which long since replaced Amdur gallery on 5th. What’s old is new on a block where I worked and played for many years.