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“Most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered.”
Rainer Maria Rilke’s description of the powerful effect of poetry resonates with Jim Funnell’s perception of jazz composition and improvisation as ideal vehicles for infinite shades of emotion.
Jim’s vivid palette of sounds and rhythms is supported by a format of choice, the classic piano trio, and put into perspective, every so often, by his own poetic imagery…
With Word Out, Jim has notably released two albums, won the Composition Prize at the “Trophées du Sunside” in Paris, played and taught workshops in Europe, Japan, and the United States.