discography

Live in Japan

Jim Funnell’s Word Out, Live in Japan (2021)
A selection of “Word Out” originals recorded live at Nardis (Kashiwa) and Salt Peanuts (Tokyo) with a simple Zoom H4n Handy Recorder back in September 2016. Featuring Ryoichi Zakota (bass) and Ryo Noritake (drums). Special guests: Akiko Horii (percussion on “Ikigai”) and Hiroshi Fukutomi (guitar on “Fuji”). Mastered in France by Benjamin Garson (2021).


Lesser Vice

Jim Funnell’s Word Out, Lesser Vice (2021)
A Jamaican-inspired psychedelic ode to what 20th-century philosopher Alan Watts coined the “element of irreducible rascality.”


Igneous Alloy

AfuriKo, Igneous Alloy (2020)


AfuriKo, Tao (2019)
AfuriKo’s third opus, successfully funded on Kickstarter and released to critical acclaim with reviews on London Jazz News, All About Jazz, and Festival Peak, is a shamanic jazz journey from ancestral Africa to NYC, steeped in deep grooves with shades of Funk, Pop, Reggae, Bulgarian, and Enka music.


AfuriKo, Style (2016)
tracks: 1. The Other Village 2. Stones 3. Idol 4. Style 5. Sedi Donka 6. Autumn Leaves 7. A Guy Called Peter 8. Tori-san (Mr. Bird) 9. Red Dragonfly 10. Lôro
personnel: Akiko Horii (percussion), Jim Funnell (piano, keyboards, melodica)
available on: Amazon Music | Apple Music / iTunes | Deezer | Google Play Music | Spotify | YouTube | YouTube Music


Jim Funnell’s Word Out, Spirit of the Snail (2015)
tracks: 1. Spirit of the Snail 2. Igneous Alloy 3. Fuji 4. Le Pain du volcan 5. La morena y el papel 6. Ich bin Otto Erlenmeyer 7. Maracatu Sh*t 8. Interlude 9. Song for Us 10. Such a Sweet Dawdle 11. Scale Sir Intro 12. Scale Sir 13. Stonehenge
personnel: Jim Funnell (piano), Oliver Degabriele (bass), Thibault Perriard (drums), Isabelle Olivier (harp)
available on: Amazon Music | Apple Music / iTunes | Spotify | YouTube


AfuriKo, On the Far Side (2014)
tracks: 1. White Nights 2. Kpanlogo 3. Sakuralaba 4. On the Far Side 5. Ka baga ne ma 6. Pentafriko 7. Chakarera pa’ mi hermano 8. Gbégbé
personnel: Hiroshi Fukutomi (electric guitar), Akiko Horii (percussion), Jim Funnell (piano, keyboards)
available on: Amazon Music | Apple Music / iTunes | iHeart Radio | Spotify | YouTube


AfuriKo, アフリ子 EP (2012)
tracks: 1. Pentafriko 2. Chakarera pa’ mi hermano 3. Kpanlogo 4. On the Far Side 5. White Nights
personnel: Akiko Horii (percussion), Jim Funnell (keyboards)
available on: Amazon Music | Apple Music / iTunes | iHeart Radio | Spotify | YouTube


Word Out, Word Out (2009)
tracks: 1. Beans on Toast 2. What Is This (Detuned) Thing? 3. Asteroid B612 4. Ian’s Bonsai 5. Les Mains sales 6. Giant Steps 7. One Ginger Snap 8. Space Oddity 9. Cheer Up, George 10. Swedish Clogs 11. Ordinary Effect 12. Still Untitled
personnel: Jim Funnell (piano), Oliver Degabriele (bass), Thibault Perriard (drums)
available on: Amazon Music | Apple Music / iTunes | Spotify | YouTube


collaborations / sideman


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Berklee Revelation Records


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