who has the distinction of having played the sandpaper blocks on David
Soul’s 1977 LP, Playing to an
Audience of One. He would
play for a much larger audience, eventually, appearing on a number of film soundtracks,
including 1981’s Stripes,
which featured music composed by Elmer Bernstein.
appears on a couple of latter-day Carpenters efforts, 1981’s Made in America and 1983’s Voice of the Heart. He also made the cut on The
Carpenters’ Gold box set,
released in 2004.
In the 1980s,
he veered more and more towards film work, performing on the soundtracks of
1985’s The Color Purple and
1987’s Lethal Weapon. Appropriately enough, he recorded
with Neil Diamond on The Movie
Album—As Time Goes By in 1998. A year later, he would offer
percussive support on Harry Connick, Jr.’s Come
millennium would see Peter returning to the movie studio time and again for
a spate of soundtracks: Antwone Fisher, The Big Bounce, Bobby
Jones: Stroke of Genius, Ice Age, The Interpreter, King
Kong, The Legend of Zorro, Peter Pan, Robots, Signs, and Spider-Man 2. (He also appears on the soundtrack
of the Spider-Man 2 video
January 2004, he and other Local 47 musicians recorded “The Star-Spangled
Banner” with Beyonce, which aired during
Super Bowl XXXVIII.
As recently as
2008, he teamed up with Arturo Sandoval on Trumpet Evolution, a 19-track homage
to some of the trumpeting greats.