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One Ginger Snap

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One Ginger Snap (Jim Funnell)
©2007, 2018 Jim Funnell/Funnelljazz (ASCAP, SACEM)
Available sheet music: score | piano | bass

Jim Funnell – piano


Rather fast paced with some treacherous changing meters, this tune represents just how exciting having at least One Ginger Snap to spice up a warm and comforting afternoon tea is to most of us.

As you can see from the score or piano part, the coda was fashioned as a tribute to Herbie Hancock’s brisk “One Finger Snap” in an attempt to establish a budding, yet crucial link between jazz history and the noble beverage’s rich tradition!


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Oleleko

Oleleko (AfuriKo)
©2018 AfuriKo/Funnelljazz (ASCAP/SACEM)
Recorded by Charles Frossard at Studio MESA (Soignolles-en-Brie, France) on January 4, 2018.
Djembe solo playback filmed at home in New York City!
Available sheet music: guitar | keys | violin

Akiko Horii – percussion
Jim Funnell – piano, keyboard, key bass


Although “Oleleko” remains of unknown origin, it is most likely a cheerful West African song, which must have been passed on orally until it recently reached AfuriKo’s ears! The djembe break at the beginning of the video was crafted by Akiko and weaved into the arrangement, while Jim harmonized the melody using block chords and drop 2 voicings extensively, sprinkling in a few modulations for good measure.


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