Tag Archives: piano

Spirit of the Snail video with melting snowball poem

Spirit of the Snail is a syllable-based melting snowball set to music; the poem is about simply staying present and draws upon shamanic snail symbolism…

When one dawdles sweetly and considers how
calm, stillness, and contemplation reveal
the detailed beauty of slow motion,
obviousness resurfaces.
Slowness seems necessary,
in all simplicity.
No one can lock up,
deep in its shell,
the spirit
of the
snail!

vegan broccoli salad and Teddy Wilson

Welcome to Jimi’z Café, a place for simple recipe ideas for the hungry, vegan and gluten free jazz musician… And what to listen to while you cook them!

Well actually, a place for all people with taste buds and ears who enjoy healthy food and good music: I’ll make a point of pairing each recipe with some of my favourite jazz for you to discover and enjoy in a multisensorial fashion. :)

So, let’s dive in! Here’s our first one: a tasty vegan broccoli salad accompanied by master pianist Teddy Wilson’s on “Fools Rush In.”

Jimi'z Café - vegan broccoli salad photo © Jim Funnell
Jimi’z Café – vegan broccoli salad
photo © Jim Funnell

Now, ingredients… For the dressing:

  • soy sauce;
  • rice vinegar;
  • olive oil;
  • safflower oil;
  • tahini.

For the salad:

  • broccoli (boiled or steamed for just a few minutes);
  • garlic;
  • linseeds;
  • cilantro.

Oh, and let’s not forget: Teddy’s inimitable swing!

She’s Out of My Life arrangement on Jazz Magazine staff playlist

The arrangement of Tom Bahler’s hit song “She’s Out My Life” that Jim Funnell contributed on saxophonist Philippe Lopes de Sa‘s debut album Woandering has been featured in a monthly playlist curated by the staff at Jazz Magazine, France’s foremost publication entirely dedicated to jazz.

playlist Philippe Lopes de Sa / Jim Funnell
Jazz Magazine
2017-07

Philippe Lopes de Sa / Jim Funnell
She’s Out of My Life

“Not only are the eleven original compositions by this saxophone and piano duo remarkable, but this arrangement of Michael Jackson’s hyper-emotional ballad (“Off the Wall”, 1979) will not possibly leave you indifferent.”

Where? “Woandering” (philippe-lopes-de-sa.com / cdbaby.com)