My First Post

“Last night a quartet came together that bears watching…The opening piece “Moments Notice” was notable for a marathon statement by Alex Foster (tenor) and the straight ahead drumming of Horacee Arnold.”
–Royal Stokes, Washington Post

“Mr. Arnold on drums was imaginatively responsible…in range of variety and background, and Mr. [Calvin] Hill with solos that were reflective of his [Mr. Arnold’s] direction.”
–John S. Wilson, New York Times

WPU Concert

Mr. Arnold’s drumming has roots in the be-bop of Kenny Clarke and Max Roach.    But he has adapted be-bop drumming to the styles that followed be-bop, retaining lightness and economy while investigating a more open-ended music. Mr. Arnold an Elegant and Translucent drummer was the most thoughtful soloist.”

–Jon Pareles, New York Times

“He can swing, and his work shows intelligence, in solos and accompaniment. The group has the power to excite; there is assured love of playing.”
–Ira Gitler, Down Beat

“Horacee Arnold now is another matter entirely, terrific…well deserved reaction, request, the whole shot. The American Eye is Watching you.”
–Walrus, Chicago

“[TRIBE] is a beautiful record, offering superb Afro-Latin accompaniment…Five stars.”
–The Rolling Stone Record Guide

“TALES OF THE EXONERATED FLEA…featuring excellent performances…Five stars”
–The Rolling Stone Record Guide


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