Spare Parts

Spare Parts

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These guys squeeze more out of keyboards, bass and drums than any trio you'll find anywhere!" Russ Davis- Modern Jazz Radio (MOJA)

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Biography

Who: Spare Parts
SPARE PARTS
What: Jazz Funk Trio (keys – bass – drums)
Where: Chicago, IL
When: Since 2000
Have opened for and/or shared the stage with: Victor Wooten, Wayne Krantz / Keith Carlock / Nate Wood, Alan Evans Trio, Stanton Moore, George Clinton, The Wailers, Lenny Pickett, Fareed Haque, Snoop Dogg, Liquid Soul, Marco Benevento, Garage a Trois, Ray White, Melvin Seals, Jazz Mandolin Project.

Recordings: Bright Minor (2012), Trio (2009), Brain Candy (2006), Exit 54 (2003)

Press for Spare Parts:
"I'm always looking for the new and unique and quite often I look to the Chicago scene where there's always something interesting to be found. From that fertile ground comes BRIGHT MINOR from one of my favorite Chicago groups these days, SPARE PARTS. These guys squeeze more out of keyboards, bass and drums than any trio you'll find anywhere!" Russ Davis- Modern Jazz Radio (MOJA)

"These three can lay down some serious funk, whether it be the kind meant to get you on the dance floor, or the kind that makes you tap your foot while your mouth is left gaping. Clearly, a band that can lay down the funk for seventy minutes with nary a dull spot in the mix is doing something right. Very right." - Paul Abella, Chicago Jazz Magazine

“One of the things that keep Spare Parts' music fresh is their constant evolution. They never rest on their laurels, content with where they are at. Rather, they push their own boundaries, along with those of the audience. This especially comes out in their live performances where the band manages to take what might otherwise be seen as a convoluted mess of genres and transform that into something that is not only coherent, but quite enjoyable. Spare Parts is entirely original and refreshing.” – Western Herald, Kalamazoo, Mi

“This is an absolute jewel of local music in Chicago. If you’re into live music haven’t been out to Alive One on a Thursday night, you are doing yourself a tremendous disservice.” – Jeremy Frazier, Chicago Jam Scene

“The musicianship is first rate - with Scott a "Fender-Funkmeister," Bruno driving the band like it is a well-tuned Bugatti and Kozol supplying cascades of keyboard washes and sounds ranging from orgasmic organs and acoustic piano to electric pianos and chewy synth leads. A fun album.” - Brad Walseth, chicagojazz.net

Discography

Bright Minor (2012) - LP 7 tracks
Trio (2009)- LP 13 tracks
Brain Candy (2006) - LP 14 songs
Exit 54 (2003)- LP 9 songs
Spare Parts (2005)- EP 5 songs
Most music available at website or listen at Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Facebook.

Set List

Spare Parts plays original music covering many style bases. Sets range from one 45 minute set to a full 4 hour night. On occasion the group plays covers from Stanley Clarke, Weather Report, Stevie Wonder,Billy Cobham, Steely Dan, Primus, The Meters, and Jean-Luc Ponty to name a few. Here are many of the original compositions:
1. Nightlife
2. Hard Groove
3. Club-X
4. Mars
5. Egyptian
6. Evil Groove
7. Miles
8. Porno
9. E- groove
10. Drone
11. Bad Ass
12. 9/8
13. Hello Dear
14. Marvin Gaye
15. Meteorite
16. Alien Lullabye
17. Poppin'
18. Half Life
19. Chocolate Sneeze
20. Earland
21. Nine Groove
22. Local on the 8's
23. Dimi- Moore
24. Two Aliens
25. Super Hits
26. The Window Seat
27. Troitone
28. Hits
29. World
30. Sound Check
31. 11+12
32. Lake Shore Drive
33. Tonight
34. Cosmic Funk
35. Impossible Fun