MACEO PARKER’s concerts with the WDR Big Band Cologne directed by Michael Abene count among the highlights of the Festival Season 2008 in Europe.
Be it in Nice, Rotterdam at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Madrid, Barcelona, Leverkusen or Berlin, audiences were enthralled in sold-out shows where the Master of Funk presented a most unusual programme: a muscal “TRIBUTE TO RAY CHARLES”.
The opportunity of performing – and singing – with a Big Band of this calibre was what can be called a dream come true for MACEO PARKER. Indeed, the WDR Big Band have been honoured with several Grammy Awards in the past and meanwhile, they have gathered a dedicated fan base worldwide.
“A TRIBUTE TO RAY CHARLES” is a DVD which showcases live recordings from the 2008 Jazz festival in Leverkusen, delivering RAY CHARLES’ classics including “MARY ANN”, “YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE”, “GEORGIA”, “I GOT A WOMAN” and of course “WHAT I’D SAY” and where MACEO PARKER surprises the music world by revealing his singing talent.
Maceo Parker & WDR Bigband Cologne
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