With so many solo marimba recordings at our disposal, it is rare when a collection stands out from the rest. Brian Zator has accomplished such a task with this assembly of works that are varied, appealing, and expertly performed. There are several works by Minoru Miki on this CD (stemming from Zator’s time in study with the composer), but Zator has also highlighted several other pieces that deserve to hold equal billing on this compilation. While all the works contain appeal, the two Japanese Koto transcriptions by Minoru Miki, “ The Young Sprout” and “ Skylark,” stand out from the rest. Zator performs each with tenderness and sensitivity and expertly captures the beauty of the...
Joshua D. Smith
"Brian Zator delighted the audience with his virtuosity at the marimba in Prism Rhapsody for marimba and Orchestra. Zator exhibited his command of the instrument with his skillful interpretation of Abe’s unique composition."
Susan Love Fitts