New music for piano and percussion written for the Bay Area star pianist Teresa McCollough and her trusty percussionists Peggy Benkeser and Tom Burritt. They get up to some bouncy hijinks and infectious melodic stuff as befits hitting numerous strings and tuned wooden marimba bars. If you don’t live in sunny California this will make you wish you did. Some of today’s top concert composers here take a stab at this unusual combination of instruments; sweet and deep.
"...In all, this is an enjoyable near-hour of music, and given that we rarely get to hear works scored only for percussion ensemble, is a treat. One can hope that some more adventuresome radio programmers will get this music on the air from time to time. Aside from the annoyances in the booklet production, Innova have produced a fine sounding disc, never overbearingly loud, and in the more ambient works there is a fine bloom to the sound. Performances are above reproach. This is fine, skilled and tasteful playing. Highly recommended to both the adventuresome and the timid alike. Take the plunge and check this one out."
Kevin Sutton - Musicweb International