Alfonso Ribeiro Remembers James Avery ... And All that Jazz

1/3/2014 6:04 AM PST

The faux biological son of Uncle Phil on "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" has fond memories of their time together ... the most enduring of which involved down south music.

Alfonso Ribeiro was leaving Mr. Chow when we asked him about the death of James Avery, and he was locked and loaded when we asked about what he remembers most.

As you know ... James died New Year's Eve of complications from heart surgery.  Judging from Alfonso, there's no doubt he'll be missed ... and remembered.