JAKARTA -- Idang Rasjidi sits alone in the middle of the night, having been driven from his recording studio by one of the frequent and ferocious rainstorms in his adopted hometown of Bogor. Although he describes himself as "tired," the 67-year-old Idang is still a driving force in the infectious beat of jazz in Indonesia.
I'm nothing really, not a very good player," said the Indonesian pianist, producer and teacher, who sometimes uses a wheelchair. "If I'm still wanted, it's for this spirit I carry. Because jazz is in my blood and I do everything for jazz."