For this recording, Tom Collier has arranged works mostly composed for two violins and has adapted them for marimba and vibraphone. His first encounter with music for marimba occurred in the late 1950's when he learned from transcriptions of great violin pieces, some of the only published music available for mallet instruments at the time. This recording marks Collier's return to his earliest musical roots as a student. Director of Percussion at the University of Washington in Seattle, Collier has appeared with numerous orchestras, and with jazz and popular artists including Earl "Fatha" Hines, Frank Zappa, Cal Tjader, Peggy Lee, Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, The Beach Boys, and many more.
•"(Collier) makes vibes and marimbas the expressive and emotional equal of piano keyboards." - Keyboard Magazine