The Chihiro Yamanaka trio is Yoshi Waki, bass; Ferenc Nemeth, drums; Yamanaka, piano. Michael Borgida/Berklee College Of Music hide caption

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The Checkout: Live

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio: Live In Concert WBGO-FM

The pianist's imaginative virtuosity is beginning to translate to stateside jazz success.

Renaud Garcia Fons performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices. Michael Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Tiny Desk

Renaud Garcia-Fons

Watch the renowned double bassist thump, strum and loop his way through three mesmerizing songs.