watch & listen…

This is a selection of videos and audio excerpts that recount some of my recent musical adventures. Follow the “read more” link (when available) to delve deeper into the story/poetry behind each piece and/or, in some cases, an in depth analysis. Enjoy the journey!


THE CHICKEN Travels the World (based on The Chicken by Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, arr. by Flavio Lira)
Lessonface, 2018.
Flavio Lira – bass, production, video production; Jim Funnell – keys; Yoel Genin – guitar; Akiko Horii – percussion; Fernando Saci – percussion; Keisel Jimenez – drums, percussion; Vitor Hirtsch – audio recording and mixing; Claire Cunningham and Kelly Leprohon – cameras.

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She’s Out of My Life (Tom Bahler, arr. by Jim Funnell)
Woandering, 2017.
Philippe Lopes de Sa – soprano saxophone; Jim Funnell – piano.


Stones (AfuriKo)
Style, 2016.
©2016 AfuriKo (SACEM)
Akiko Horii – percussion; Jim Funnell – keyboards.


Red Dragonfly (Aka Tombo) (traditional Japan/Guinea, arr. by AfuriKo)
Style, 2016.
©2016 AfuriKo (SACEM)
Akiko Horii – percussion; Jim Funnell – keyboards.

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Spirit of the Snail (Jim Funnell)
Spirit of the Snail, 2015.
©2010 Jim Funnell (SACEM)
Jim Funnell – piano; Oliver Degabriele – double bass; Thibault Perriard – drums.

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Such a Sweet Dawdle (Jim Funnell)
Spirit of the Snail, 2015.
©2012 Jim Funnell (SACEM)
Jim Funnell – piano; Oliver Degabriele – double bass; Thibault Perriard – drums.


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