Nanafushi (for percussion trio). By Tetsuro Naito. Arranged by Jeffery Crowell. Percussion Trio. For 2 sets of bongos, 2 congas, 2 floor toms, 2 kick drums, 2 small concert bass drums to be played with a foot pedal on each, Asian, "jing" style cymbals (pair) (sometimes called chappas), high and low clave (or high woodblocks with distinctly different pitc (3 players). Medium-Advanced. Score and parts on CD-ROM. 12 pages. Duration 6'00". Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCE-46).
Tetsuro Naito's piece Nanafushi was originally written for the famous Taiko group, KODO. Here, arranger Jeffery Crowell has distilled it down to a creative arrangement for a trio of western percussion instruments. Percussionists use their hands and both feet to blaze through the energetic work; this one definitely requires intensity and physical stamina! Written in a "pseudo swing" rhythmic interpretation (not straight, not swung, but somewhere in between) and featuring an abundance of soloistic flair, this barn-burner will keep listeners on the edge of their seats.