Ask Arthur Press to sit down and discuss his life as a percussionist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and you’ll see an interesting transformation take place. As the conversation begins, he is quiet and reflective—the very picture of a “classical artist” as he puffs on his pipe and speaks in a calm, refined voice that doesn’t hint at his Brooklyn birthplace. As he continues to talk, however, the pipe is forgotten and the words come faster and faster, almost tripping over each other. The man is obviously excited about what he does, and for good reason.
– moderndrummer.com (September 1984)