Makoto Nakura – Triple Jump

Triple Jump
American Modern Recordings

Makoto Nakura

Makoto Nakura, marimba;  Todd Palmer, clarinet; Yayoi Toda, violin; Wilhelmina Smith, cello

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Makoto Nakura is a musician whose artistry and astonishing virtuosity have been mesmerizing audiences for decades. He creates innovative programs of new music as well as traditional classical repertoire, revealing the versatility and expressive range of the marimba while enlightening and entertaining the listener.

This album contains six original, new works for marimba by six of America’s greatest living composers.

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Track Descriptions

  1. Triple Jump: I. Hop - Kenji Bunch [3:38]

  2. Triple Jump: II. Skip - Kenji Bunch [3:36]

  3. Triple Jump: III. Jump - Kenji Bunch [3:40]

  4. Marimba Sonata: I. quarter note = 80-84 - Pierre Jalbert [4:43]

  5. Marimba Sonata: II. Unrelenting in intensity - Pierre Jalbert [1:59]

  6. Marimba Sonata: III. quarter note = 54-60 - Pierre Jalbert [5:05]

  7. Marimba Sonata: IV. With great energy - Pierre Jalbert [1:57]

  8. Mariel (version for marimba and cello) - Osvaldo Golijov [10:33]

  9. Taepoong - David Schober [9:06]

  10. De Kooning Movements - Carlos Sanches-Gutierrez [6:56]

  11. And Legions Will Rise - Kevin Putz [16:20]

Total Time: 1:07:33

Press Quotes

In his hands, or rather, beneath his mallets, the instrument becomes a thing of wonder.
Nakura brings not merely accurate and flying mallets, a sense of lyric intensity and probing musicality to everything he plays, he also integrates his virtues into an entertaining whole.
— Los Angeles Times