Spare Parts is a jazz funk trio based in Chicago, IL - USA
Spare Parts is an instrumental trio that pushes well beyond the jazz funk spectrum in which they thrive. This electric rhythm section, driven by vintage keyboards, electric bass and drums, recalls the aesthetics of the analog era through a fresh and modern approach. Spare Parts has several releases out on Ropeadope Records and has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and beyond while becoming a mainstay on the Chicago scene. Known for their hard hitting grooves and collaborations with Chicago’s finest musicians, Spare Parts has won a loyal following over the years. From dark dive bars to elegant jazz clubs, Spare Parts has headlined countless shows and held several successful residencies. They have opened for artists including Victor Wooten, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Vulfpeck, George Porter Jr., The Wailers, Forq, Kneebody, Garaj Mahal, The New Mastersounds, Banyan, Wayne Krantz, Chester Thompson, Alan Evans, Stanton Moore, and many more.
Studio Recordings: Warehaus West Vol 1 (2016), Spare Parts (2014), Bright Minor (2012), Trio (2009), Brain Candy (2006), Exit 54 (2003)
Press for Spare Parts:
"...music like that of Spare Parts used to be part of the pop landscape and their new tunes are so user friendly, it’s time to reintroduce you to the whole jazz-fusion thing as done up right by this Chicago trio." -Richard Milne, host Local Anesthetic 93.1 WXRT Chicago
"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