Saxophonist Maceo Parker represents the elite of funk music. He made a name for himself as one the members of the James Brown horn section, the JB Horns (together with Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley), in the sixties and seventies, and Maceo's unmistakable sound can be heard in the first big hits Papa's Gotta Brand New Bag, Lickin' Stick en Cold Sweat. 'Maceo, I want you to blow your horn!', James Brown shouted in those days. Parker is an untiring musician, who takes his music all over the world with unrelenting pleasure. As a soloist the Kinston, North Carolina born Parker set an example for many others and every once in a while the funkateer releases a new album. In 2005 he released the CD School's In featuring Candy Dulfer. It is one of the most danceable funk albums Parker has recorded so far. The beginning of 2007 also proved to be a pinnacle in Parker's career: he collaborated with the renowned WDR Big Band. With them he paid tribute to Ray Charles and also his own compositions got the full big band treatment.