On the Beat

May 21, 2016 8:00 PM

Saxophone great Maceo Parker still calls Kinston home

Maceo Parker, sideman to the stars, is winning a North Carolina Heritage Award

He’s best known as James Brown’s saxophone foil in the 1960s

At 73, he still practices for an hour and a half daily to keep the rust off

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