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Jim Funnell

Anglo-French pianist and composer Jim Funnell started leading his own band in his early teens, performing at jazz clubs by the time he was in high school. Dedicating himself to the study of both classical and jazz piano, he was awarded a full tuition scholarship from Berklee College of Music, where he was exposed to a diversity of styles and cultures. Jim then decided to travel to Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil, soaking up Latin America’s folklore and Afro-Latin rhythms. Since then, he has launched a prolific recording career: five albums as a leader/co-leader of both his own group “Word Out” (modern jazz combo with groove and world tinges) and AfuriKo (African infused jazz duo with percussionist Akiko Horii) have already been released to this day

Word Out

Label: 0!7!W3music / Word Out
Released: 2009
Track listing: Beans on Toast; What Is This (Detuned) Thing?; Asteroid B612; Ian's Bonsai; Les mains sales; Giant Steps; One Ginger Snap; Space Oddity; Cheer Up, George; Swedish Clogs; Ordinary Effect; Still Untitled.


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