Time for The Jazz Hole Live with music by the wonderful NYC-based, African-infused jazz duo AfuriKo, comprised of the Japanese-French percussionist Akiko Horii and the Anglo-French pianist/keyboardist Jim Funnell. AfuriKo performed at Jazz a la Calle 2020 in Mercedes, Uruguay on January 12th and at Jazz At The Lescar in Sheffield, England on January 22nd. Their latest album Tao is available on www.afuriko.com.
Akiko Horii (conga, djembe, cajon, cymbals, small percussion)
Jim Funnell (acoustic piano, Nord Stage piano, Microkorg keybass)
Reference photo by Ray Xecu
All tracks composed by AfuriKo (Akiko Horii and Jim Funnell)
All tracks recorded live at Jazz a la Calle 2020 in Mercedes, Uruguay on January 12th 2020, except “Up in the Air” & “Sunnyside” recorded live at Jazz at The Lescar in Sheffield, England on January 22nd 2020 and “A Step in the Storm (studio version)” part of their most recent album Tao, which is available on the duo’s website.
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