The great jazz master Gil Evans called Tom Pierson " the best
unknown composer I know ".
The Los Angeles Times wrote " highest praise for Tom Pierson's
haunting music ".
The Philadelphia Daily News called Pierson's music " brilliant ".
Columnist Mathew Lippman wrote " a performance I shall never forget... an exhaustingly beautiful experience ".
Dr.George Butler of CBS Sony said about Pierson's jazz
orchestra, " From my vantage point, this is the most exciting, original, and creative big band in the world."
Producer John Snyder called Pierson " world-class ".
Critic Jeff Levenson said he was " the best-kept secret in town ".
Ted Drozdowski in Boston Phoenix described him as
"possibly inimitable ".
Richmond Shepard in The Wall Street Transcript referred to Pierson's " exciting, moving, profound compositions ... the best, most original jazz I've heard in a long time ... he's a brilliant artist ... a treat to be remembered and treasured ".
Nihon Keizai Shimbun called Pierson " a genius ".