Artist: Spare Parts

Album: Warehaus West Vol. 1

Release Date: 2016-05-13

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about the album

The newest album, an homage to the band's warehouse studio space, aims to capture the band laying down live performances in their element. The trio of Kevin Kozol on keyboards, Colin Scott on Bass, and Mike Bruno on drums has been exciting fans with their original funk and jazz for over 15 years. They have toured the US extensively as well as internationally at the Peru Jazz Fest. Now with their sixth album release the band brought in some of Chicago's heavy hitters including fellow Ropeadope artist Bill Dickens on Bass, plus guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque, and the up and coming monster saxophonist Rajiv Halim. The album weaves between raw seventies funk a la Herbie Hancock, to jazz fusion and straight rock with the band's cover of Four Sticks by Led Zeppelin. They also tackled Jazz Crimes by Joshua Redman, a song they have long enjoyed playing live.

about the artist

Fusing a mix of funk, rock, jazz, and more, Spare Parts is a Chicago based group rapidly gaining international attention. An eclectic list of influences ranging from Weather Report to The Beatles fuel the creative engines of Spare Parts, both live and in the studio. In addition to their recent weekly residence at Alive One Chicago, the band has played at festivals from Wakarusa and Summer Camp, to Festival de Jazz in Lima, Peru to name a few. Spare Parts is sought after in every type of market, pleasing the discerning ears of music aficionados and new listeners alike.

"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)