Sohnosuke Imaizumi: Rin

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 ·


  • 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.