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Tales of the Exonerated Flea

1974 Columbia

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In 1974, drummer and composer Horacee Arnold assembled a stellar cast of players for Tales of the Exonerated Flea, his second Columbia album. Following on the heels of 1973’s acclaimed Tribe, Tales was recorded at the height of the jazz-rock fusion era.

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  1. Puppett Of The Seasons – 04:33 (Horacee Arnold)
  2. Sing Nightjar – 11:10 (Horacee Arnold)
  3. Benzélé Windows – 06:56 (Horacee Arnold)
  4. Tales Of The Exonerated Flea – 03:46 (Horacee Arnold)
  5. Delicate Evasions – 04:30 (Horacee Arnold)
  6. Chinnereth II – 08:07 (Horacee Arnold)
  7. Euroaquilo Silence – 05:41 (Horacee Arnold, Jan Hammer)

Horacee Arnold Annotation, Drums, Liner Notes, Tympani, Producer, Percussion, Main Performer
Ralph Towner 12 String Guitar Acoustic, 12 String Guitar
Art Webb Flute, Alto Flute
Rick Laird Bass, Electric Bass
Dave Bash Johnson Drums, Percussion
George Mraz Bass
Sonny Fortune Flute Soprano Sax
John Abercrombie Guitar, Electric Guitar
Clint Houston Bass
Jan Hammer Moog Synthesizer, Piano (Electric), Piano
David Friedman Marimba, Vibraphone
Dom Um Romão Percussion
John Hammond Executive Producer
Lloyd Fonoroff Remastering Executive Producer
Stan Tonkel Engineer
Frank Laico Engineer
Bud Graham Engineer
Stan Weiss Mixing
Russ Payne Mixing
Tim Geelan Mixing
Ed Lee Cover Design
Don Hunstein Photography



1973 Columbia

Rare 1973 experimental jazz album which includes the track “Orchards of Engedi”, sampled by Aceyalone for the “Greatest Show on Earth”.

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Horacee Arnold Drums, Log Drums
David Friedman Vibes, Marimba, Xylophone, Percussion
George Mraz Bass
Joe Farrell Flute, Alto Flute, Soprano Saxophone
Billy Harper Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Towner 12 String Guitar
Ralph MacDonald Conga Drums, Latin Percussion