“Like an alchemist Horacee Arnold exhibits the ability to transform rhythm into emotional ideas based on the resolution of time. He continues to be an elegant and translucent performer of the highest order. As percussionist, composer, arranger, painter, he has perfected and integrated his arts on many professional levels. His work is often metaphorical and timeless.
He is a very busy player of the rhythm instrument, one of the many expressions of his talent, is how fluent he is in the array of his art and music, and its emotional impact on the human experience.”

–Ornette Coleman, 2006