Rufus Lin is a pioneer in a completely new genre: Immersive Jazz. Incorporating jazz and classical music elements, immersive jazz is improvised on solo piano, and is usually slow, pensive, tender and emotional, evoking feelings of catharsis, healing, sadness, power, beauty and relaxation, rather than strong rhythms or excitement.
Read the immersive jazz manifesto on medium.com HERE.
New classical music single
from distinctly odd records
Another “immersive jazz” performance from Canadian pianist and classical music composer Rufus Lin, River Rhapsody takes its time, allowing the listener to savor the shifting sonorities and reverberations of the piano, now sudden, now gradual. In this latest release, as with the previous efforts, Rufus Lin’s extemporization skills are in full flourish, with familiar pianistic expressions blending seamlessly with new sounds, new harmonic movements, and new musical turns of phrase. Once again, it is clear from the music on this album that his classical and jazz background combine to yield compositions and improvisations that have a far stronger classical music orientation than the work of many current neoclassical composers, who more often than not incline toward cinematic or spa mood music, with a focus on ambience and repetition rather than traditional notions of form, harmony, timbre and, above all, memorable melodies. This album is available on all streaming platforms.
【Jazz Artist-in-Residence 2023, Lulu Island Winery】
Vancouver Jazz Piano Recital Series 2023
Start 4:00 PM
Tokyo Immersive Jazz Recital
Start 6:30 PM
Fukuoka Jazz Recital
Start 7:00 PM
Rufus Lin Music
about Rufus Lin
Rufus Lin is a Canadian jazz pianist, contemporary classical music composer, recording artist, and Immersive Jazz pioneer, based in Vancouver and Tokyo….more