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pre-save “Bitcorn Soup” on Spotify and enjoy the tracks on release day! 🇬🇧/🇫🇷

🇬🇧 The Spotify Pre-Save campaign for Bitcorn Soup is now live, which means you can go ahead and unlock the music to make sure you don’t miss it on release day (September 10). You will get a notification from Spotify, and both microtonal jazz fusion tracks (a main and an alternate take) will be added to your Release Radar on the platform.

This also helps the music get featured on different playlists as pre-saves tell the Spotify algorithm that fans are excited about the release. So thank you in advance for the nudge, it is much appreciated!


🇫🇷 La campagne de pre-save (pré-enregistrement) Spotify pour le single Bitcorn Soup est en ligne, ce qui veut dire que tu peux désormais “déverrouiller” la musique, de façon à ne pas la rater le jour de sa sortie officielle (le 10 septembre). Tu recevras une notification de la part de Spotify, et les deux titres jazz fusion microtonal (une version principale du morceau ainsi qu’une version alternative) seront ajoutés à ton Radar des sorties.

Cela permet aussi d’augmenter les chances de voir cette musique selectionnée dans le cadre de diverses playlists : les “pre-save” permettent en effet de communiquer à l’algorithme de Spotify que les fans sont enthousiastes à l’idée de la sortie prochaine. Donc merci d’avance pour ton petit coup de pouce très apprécié !


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Word Out Sunside gig announced on Le jars jase jazz

Word Out’s upcoming gig at Sunside in Paris is announced on Guillaume’s Lagrée’s blog Le jars jase jazz, in his selection of concerts for the month of September. Check out the full article here with details about who else is playing this month.

Le prochain concert de Word Out au Sunside à Paris est annoncé sur Le jars jase jazz, le blog de Guillaume Lagrée, dans sa sélection de concerts pour le mois de septembre. Découvrez l’article ici dans son intégralité.

Tree of Light

◀️ Clicking on the image to the left will take you to a low resolution JPG file (1st page only). If you’d like to purchase complete sheet music (higher resolution PDF) for “Tree of Light,” please visit the Funnelljazz catalogue page.

“Tree of Light” has not yet officially been released as a single or on an album/EP. Enjoy the video below! 🔽

Tree of Light is one of the last compositions I completed in 2020 (hence the silver Christmas tree) and the very last one Akiko and I filmed and recorded from our apartment in Sunnyside (Queens, NY) before moving to Reykjavík (Iceland), where we are currently based. Two of the baddest cats originally hailing from the Seine-et-Marne French département, namely Dominique Muzeau and Thibault Perriard, joined us virtually in this transition, contributing amazing bass and drum parts from their homes in the Paris Region and lifting our spirits in the process. I’m sure they’ll lift yours too! Enjoy 🙂

Akiko Horii – conga
Thibault Perriard – drums

Dominique Muzeau – bass

Jim Funnell – piano & composition

Recorded in Paris and New York in November/December 2020.
Mixed by Dominique Muzeau in January 2021.
©2020 Funnelljazz (ASCAP, SACEM)

Two short pieces for cable and electric piano

“Two short pieces for cable and electric piano” are a couple of spontaneous improvisations wrapped around the buzzing sound of an audio cable. The piece is in two parts:

I. EMF Storm
II. Fugue and Postlude

While the piano parts are totally improvised, the cable parts were shaped using automation in Logic.

Jim Funnell – electric piano and sound editing

Recorded in New York, NY in October 2020.

Echoes of Cyan

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“Echoes of Cyan” has not yet officially been released as a single or on an album/EP. Please enjoy the video below! 🔽

Echoes of Cyan is kind of a tribute to the tune Blue in Green by Bill Evans (or Miles Davis?). The 15 bar form for this new composition is somewhat unusual, echoing Blue in Green’s 10 bars, and the (mostly) descending stepwise melody reminiscent of the famous ballad on Kind of Blue (1959).

Franck Vaillant – drums
Takashi Sugawa – bass

Jim Funnell – piano & composition

Recorded in Tokyo, Paris, and New York in July 2020.
©2020 Jim Funnell (ASCAP, SACEM)

“Jazz non scientifiquement prouvé” 2 – Word Out on Radio Robert

Six tracks from Jim Funnell’s Word Out latest album Spirit of the Snail (2015) were aired on Radio Robert on April 30, 2020. The Parisian station, created during the COVID-19 pandemic and operated by the team at 59 Rivoli (a venue known for its exhibitions, performances, and artists-in-residence programs) notably offers playlists and podcasts. Their daily jazz show “Jazz non scientifiquement prouvé, la playlist du Pr Raoult” airs at 7PM GMT+2.

Jim Funnell’s Word Out @ Club Bonafide / Oct. 10, 8PM