Tapani Rinne (b. 1962) is a Finnish musician, composer and record producer, who is known for his experimental and innovative style with the clarinet and saxophone.
An avid student of clarinets and saxophones since the age of eight, this man of integrity rightfully belongs in the “Hall of Fame” of the most respected Nordic instrumentalists. As a solo artist, the reedsman/composer has made his mark through close collaborations with fellow Finnish iconoclasts Edward Vesala, Raoul Björkenheim, Kimmo Pohjonen, Wimme Saari, and Iro Haarla.
As a leader of the pioneering techno-jazz group RinneRadio whose mix of meditative jazz motifs and electronica has been welcomed with open arms all over the globe — the man has released twelve albums since 1988 and operated with vanguardists such as DJ Spooky and Mika Vainio.
His experimental and innovative style with the clarinet and saxophone can be heard on three of his ambient-based solo albums and on the “duo albums” with Jimi Tenor (’Suburban Sax’, 1991) and percussionist Teho Majamäki (’Inside the Temple’, 2011).
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