Maceo Parker's first studio album for twelve years is a celebration of the iconic saxophonist / vocalist's 75th birthday. Maceo is best known his work on some of greatest soul and funk LPs of the '60s and 70s, including those by James Brown, Bootsy's Rubber Band and Parliament and latterly Prince, plus his own solo albums which have increasingly encompassed jazz, as well as his signature funk and soul sound.
A killer album from Paulette Reaves – a hip singer from the TK Records scene of the 70s, but one who never fully got her due at the time! Paulette's got a really wonderful style here that's partly deep soul, partly jazz-inflected – an approach that almost has more of the sophistication of 70s Philly sessions, especially given the mix of mature modes that come across in both the vocals and some of the instrumentation. Production is by Clarence Reid, Snoopy Dean, and Chocolate Perry.
It's All About Love is the story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of everything happening around them, their love is worth fighting for. It's All About Love is a fresh take on modern love and future life as two lovers struggle in a conspiracy of epic proportions.