世界的 Jazz Pianist 山中千尋（Chihiri Yamanaka） とwant to ピアノが好きで好きでたまらない
I went to Chihiro Yamanaka’s, a jazz pianist, concert in Fukui.
It was my first time to go to her concert. My first Chihiro experience was when I was driving my car I heard her nation wide broadcasted radio program, “Jazz Reminiscense”.
It did not take long for me to fall in love with her perception of the world.It was so beautiful and sensual that it attracted me. So, I bought many of her CDs since I came to know her. She changed my conception about music, especially the idea of jazz.
I had believed jazz was not for easy listening. I guess many people agree with me. But through her sophisticated playing style, she taught me that Jazz is more relaxing. Her music matches my feelings. She always gives me energy.
The actual Chihiro was more vigorous than her records. I could tell that she really loves to play the piano. She mesmerized the audience in the concert hall. She was not so tall but revealed extreme presence.
The moment like a dream had soon passed.
After the concert I bought her record regardless of the fact that I did not own a player. Chihiro would give a handshake to people who bought her CD or record after the concert. I ended up giving the record to my friend who also loves Chihiro.
The next time I see Chihiro I would like to meet her as my friend.
The original is written by Takashi Saito
Corrected by Mitsuko Isohara