ALL TIMES ARE IN IT

Horacee Arnold has been fascinated by time not just in music but universally – how it is understood and represented and what its effects are on the human experience. Musically, time has been represented in various ways and due to the individual pursuits of artists such as John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor or Elvin Jones, we now have a broader understanding of what time can mean. Due to the contributions of musicians such as these, we are now free of many of the previous limitations of the understanding of time. This broader awareness of time (pulse) has added more color while increasing the expressiveness of the music.

2014

Horacee Arnold Drums & Synths, Producer, Mixer
Buster Williams Bass
Vic Juris Guitar
Antoine Roney Tenor and Soprano Sax
George Colligan Piano
Gregoire Moret Harmonica
Horacee Arnold/Howard Leder Hand Claps (Serengeti Minstrel)
Howard Leder Executive Producer/Co-producer, Mixer
Eric Elterman Recording and Mixing Engineer, Sound Design and Mastering at Eastside Sound Studios
Bill Bernstein Portrait Photography
Charles Kliment Design and additional Photography

Click on a track below to hear a sample

  1. Banyan Dance – 6:38 (Horacee Arnold)
  2. Nubian Spinner – 7:28 (Horacee Arnold)
  3. 12th Fabliau – 5:11 (Horacee Arnold)
  4. Serengeti Minstrel – 7:57 (Horacee Arnold)
  5. Ondine – 6:47 (Horacee Arnold)
  6. Night Nuances – 7:23 (Horacee Arnold)
  7. Elegant Waters – 1:51 (Horacee Arnold)
  8. Timios – 8:07 (Horacee Arnold)
  9. Palladium – 2:45 (Horacee Arnold)
  10. Orchards of Engedi – 6:05 (Horacee Arnold)
  11. Water Face – 1:05 (Horacee Arnold)
  12. Drumtown – 1:32 (Horacee Arnold)

TALES OF THE EXONERATED FLEA

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.

1974 Columbia

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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

TRIBE

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

1973 Columbia

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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

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Billy Harper
1995
Evidence

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Norman Hedman
1994
Monad

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Grover Washington and
John Blake
1993
Ensoniq

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Chick Corea
1986
West Wind

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Gust Tsilis
1986
Enja

BILLY HARPER AWAKENINGTHE AWAKENING
Billy Harper
1979
Marge

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Billy Harper
1979
Soul Note

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Billy Harper
1977
Denon

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1974
Blue Note

CHICK COREA SUNDANCESUNDANCE
Chick Corea
1974
Simitar Entertainment

As Artist / Composer

LIVE IN TOKYO
Archie Shepp
1978
Denon

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Mickey Tucker
1978
Denon

SERENGETI MINSTREL
Sonny Fortune
1977
Atlantic