American Gifts for Marimba Duo
Jack Van Geem, Nancy Zeltsman
"American Gifts" features composer Michael Tilson Thomas's "Island Music" (2003), a charming and effervescent work performed by duo marimbists, Jack Van Geem and Nancy Zeltsman with members of the San Francisco Symphony percussion section. Van Geem and Zeltsman also give virtuosic readings of music by Irving Fine, Roger Sessions, and Joseph Brackett- American gifts spanning 155 years.
"This will delight all with a fondness for the marimba, or for percussion ensembles in general." - MusicWeb International
"This is marvelous. If you’ve never heard a marimba duo, begin here: it’s a delight.” - American Record Guide
“The marimba duo of Jack Van Geem and Nancy Zeltsman have employed their considerable artistic gifts to produce a CD that will be welcome ‘under the tree’ of any music lover. There is a palpable feeling of congeniality within the sextet that becomes the artistic icing on this thoughtful musical cake.” - JWR
“There is a haunting beauty in this work that still stay with us for a long time.” - Atlanta Audio Club