For Some Reason, This Japanese Jazz Performer is Playing a Burning Grand Piano

I really want to like jazz. I mean, I’m really trying. Maybe if there were more performers like Japan’s Yosuke Yamashita, I’d get deeper into the genre. This performance was filmed in 2008, but will probably still be new to just about everyone. Learn more at Open Culture.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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