By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Sep 05, 2001 at 6:53 AM

On Sun., Sept. 2, funky jazz band Moving Parts fired things up at The Social (434 S. 2nd St.). To start things off, DJ Hayes hyped up the audience with some good old fashioned house music. Then Moving Parts, a band that calls its music "future jazz," took the stage.

Moving Parts plays some originals, but mostly old jazz tunes, revamped to fit the band's modern approach. They play the standards, then tear them apart.

This three-piece ensemble is made up of saxophone, bass and drums. The sparse composition of this band renders each instrument especially integral to the whole. The drums lay the foundation, while the very busy bass plays both rhythm and harmony. Keep an eye on saxophonist Jesse Shean. He sometimes plays two saxes at the same time, like the legendary Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

This is one of Milwaukee’s newest and funkiest bands -- be sure to check them out.