The concert last night was superlative. I don't know of any other musician who even comes close to Rufus: in terms of the beauty and scope of his compositions; or his consummate mastery of the piano; or his inimitable style, his ability to make a song his own, from Debussy to Leonard Cohen.
It is imperative that you listen to something of his if you aren't already familiar with his music. A french friend asked me yesterday what kind of music he writes--jazz? pop? classical? I don't know; all three. It defies genre.
I do hope this posting doesn't read like a fan site. I'm really not one of those people. and I'm not, like, following Rufus around the country or stalking him after concerts. I just think he's one of the greatest voices out there, in a musical moment that's glutted with talentless pretty faces and derivative neo-punk/New Wave bands, and I think you should think this, too.