"Particular inspirations guided the creation of many pieces: a dreamlike vision from Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast of Belle running in slow motion down a long hallway inspired Peter Terry's "Echoes of the Invisible," which offers a five-minute meditation that's soothing yet mysterious at the same time. "


"Peter Terry's Echoes of the Invisible and Alex Shapiro's Water Crossing belong to many of the same sonic worlds, with slowly-changing textures underscoring a pan-diatonic world with extended, expressive clarinet lines. Both works are successful in their goals of creating constant, meditative pieces...This is, of course, the goal: allow the performer to breathe as well through pieces that are as contemplative for the performer as they are for the listener."

Thomas Dempster, SEAMUS Journal

"a challenging piece of music...something fascinating to watch."

Boris Nelson
Toledo Blade

"provocatively ethereal...showed off Terry's prodigious ability to write virtuosic melodic lines and ostinatos."

Gregg Wager
Los Angeles Times

"vivid and dramatic, with a synthesized pop coloring."

John Henken
Los Angeles Times

"...the haunting colors and ethereal harmonies of Peter Terry's "Arc" held the listener spellbound..."

Terry McQuilkin
Los Angeles Times

"...a sensitive and marvelously listenable piece...unquestionably one of the highlights of new music concerts within memory."

Boris Nelson
Toledo Blade

" RISE by Peter Terry implies multiple meanings, but none more than the composer's own submission: "to uplift oneself to meet a demand or challenge." Alto saxophone and piano take on a tape part seemingly spinning out of control while creating a hybrid sonority that, ultimately, wears itself out like a "dangerously overloaded machine". With each mounting work on this hard‐edged disc, the compositions and performances‐indeed‐meet each challenge and take us on a transcendent journey that glistens like gold."

Innova Records

"...I hope, though, that I offend no one when I say that I always found myself relaxing into the more direct appeal of Peter Terry's Rise, which follows the Hurel on the CD. It is a return to jazz‐based composition, but with the twist of a deliciously sassy electronic "ensemble" on tape, grooving with the live piano and sax...There is a variety of great works offered here, by talented and innovative composers, and played by a superbly skilled team of soloists. (I haven't mentioned, but must now, that McAllister's virtuosity is matched by both pianists.) Some, the works by Zupko, Etezady, and Terry for instance, are immediately appealing..."

Ronald E Grames, Fanfare Magazine

"Rise is similarly focused on extreme colors and throws electronics and piano into the mix with Mr. McAllister's saxophone. Mr. Terry's work explores a handful of concepts such as textural density, the "nature of rhythm" and "starting in the middle is as good a place to start as anywhere." Rise is an excellent walk off piece for the album because it culminates so much of what the preceding works have explored both in terms of instrumental virtuosity and timbre. Semi‐chaotic, Mr. Terry's work projects its intended image of a "dangerously overloaded machine" and‐in the scope of the whole CD‐acts as a satisfyingly exotic musical destination to which Glint's previous tracks lead the listener."

Garrett Schumann, Chamber Musician Today