Drummer Sohnosuke Imaizumi (from Quasimode, Beatmoss, others) releases a strong debut album in Rin (凛). The 14 tracks feature his trio playing original songs and jazz standards, interwoven with hip-hop-influenced grooves and spacey sampler-based interludes.
A gorgeously-recorded drum and cymbal sound makes Imaizumi a pleasure to listen to as he plays with expert rhythmic sense, creatively improvising impressive fills and accents, and keeping a solid beat while playing with time.
The overall package delivers an exciting variety of moods centered around a modern jazz piano trio with a fun vibe, cleanly-produced with care and tempered with stimulating experimentation.
Leader: Sohnosuke Imaizumi · 今泉総之輔 · http://www.imaizumisohnosuke.com
- Sohnosuke Imaizumi · 今泉総之輔 – drums
- Kazuhiro Sunaga · 須長和広 – bass
- Kazuhiro Tamura · 田村和大 – piano
- BLAHMUZIK – sampler
Released in 2015 on Flower Records FLRC-070.
Promotional video for the album:
* Audio sample at top of page from “Nag Champa”, which opens this album.