Pazmiño belongs to a generation of composers and virtuousos who demystified the European influences and rediscovered popular music from Latin America.
The work of Pazmiño is the result of a constant search of his roots, enriched with frequent tours around the world; and it has progressively become an approach to the indigenous sources, and it gives a great variety of tendencies.
In his youth, he dominated the forms of the Ecuadorian popular music, such as the sanjuanito, pasillo, capishca and yumbo. Subsequently, he traveled to Venezuela and France to study with three masters of the instrument: Antonio Lauro, Alirio Diaz and Alberto Ponce.
For nine years he lived and studied in Sydney, Australia, where he achieved a "Honours Masters" degree from the university of Western Sydney; there he disclosed the South American folk music.
Many of his compositions are derived from andean Quichua and Latin American music.
Pazmiño has biult a singular repertoire based on the urban popular music, capturing the magical realism of the daily life. He has offered recitals and concerts in the greatest rooms of 42 countries, including the "Sydney Opera House" and the "Carnegie Hall" of New York, sharing a work that gives power, originality, magic, simplicity, enchantment and freshness, all from one guitar. The critics say "... as in music everything has been told, Terry re-tells the same stories, but in a different way ".
From his extensive musical production, several pieces deserve special distinction: the composition "Cantata to November 15th of 1922", Booklet "20 harmonizations of Ecuadorian music for guitar", 15 books of "Ecuadorian music for duets, trios and guitar soloists", the "Treasures of Music" collection, "Songs for a New World", and "Concert of the Andes".
He has produced 10 cassettes and 4 compact discs, with arrangements and compositions that has become the most faithful testimony of his work.