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"I look at entertaining and this whole spectrum of entertainers like a buffet… you go around and choose whatever you feel like," says Parker.

A new documentary about the musician, now age 67, is due out by October and is simply titled, My First Name is Maceo.

Management is mum about the film, but will say footage includes live concerts from 1994, with appearances from renowned trombonist Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis and George Clinton.

Parker, who played with James Brown and Clinton in the ’60s and ’70s, was named Billboard’s jazz artist of the year in 1990 for his solo album, Roots Revisited .

In an interview with Seconds Magazine, Parker chatted about growing older as a musician but added, "as long as I continue to be me, funky music will be a part of it."

The godfather of funk and jazz, this musician continues to tour in 2002 with modernist singers like Ani diFranco. As part of this year’s tour he also plays with German jazz artist, Candy Dulfer in Aachen, Germany.

He cites David "Fathead" Newman and Hank Crawford as influences on his music.

"Two per cent jazz, 98 per cent funk" is how he describes his music.

A Maceo Parker discography

2000 — dial: MACEO, ESC Records (Europe)/ What Are Records? (USA)

1998 — Funk Overload War, ESC Records (Europe)/ What Are Records? (USA)

1994 — Maceo, Minor Music (Europe only at this time)

1993 — Southern Exposure, Jive Novus/ Minor Music

1992 — Life on Planet Groove, Verve/ Minor Music

1991 — Mo' Roots, Verve/ Minor Music

1990 — Roots Revisited, Verve/ Minor Music

1989 — For All the King's Men, 4th & Broadway

1975 — Funky Music Machine, House of Fox/ El Cello

1974 — Us People, PVine (Japanese Import only at this time)

1970 — Doing Their Own Thing, House of the Fox/ Charly

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