Horacee Arnold, drummer, composer and teacher has not put out a solo album since his 1974 classic Tales of the Exonerated Flea. His new album All Times Are in It is now complete and Horacee is ready to release it and tour. This is where you can help. This campaign hopes to raise the budget for the various promotional expenses that are needed to get the word out that Horacee is back.
“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. ”
– Ornette Coleman
Filmmaker Charles Kliment is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied architecture (BARCH ’87). He has worked with Horacee extensively documenting live performances, interviews and creating music videos. It is the goal of this project to continue this process and assemble the material for a documentary film which Charles will direct and produce.
All Times Are in It contains twelve new tracks and features Buster Williams on bass, Vic Juris on guitar, Antoine Roney on tenor and soprano sax, George Colligan on piano and Gregoire Moret on harmonica.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Horace Emmanuel Arnold, or Horacee Arnold (born September 25, 1937) is an American jazz drummer. He was born in Wayland, Kentucky. Arnold first began playing drums in 1957 in Los Angeles while he held a position in the Coast Guard. In 1959, he began performing as "Horacee" when he joined a big band led by David Baker (composer); he also played with Roland Kirk and Charles Mingus that year.
In 1960 he became the drummer in a trio with Cecil McBee and Kirk Lightsey. In the 1960s he worked both in jazz (with pianist and Composer Hasaan Ibn Ali and Henry Grimes, and in 1964 with The Bud Powell Trio at Birdland) and in dance, as part of the Alvin Ailey American Dance company on a tour of Asia. Later in the 1960s, he played with Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba; following this he studied composition under Heiner Stadler, Hy Gubenick, and classical guitar with Ralph Towner. In 1967 he founded his own ensemble, The Here and Now Company, in which Sam Rivers, Karl Berger, Joe Farrell, and Robin Kenyatta.
In the 1970s Arnold became one of the best-known jazz fusion drummers, playing with Return to Forever, Stan Getz, Archie Shepp, and Billy Harper in addition to releasing two of his own solo albums. Later in the 1970s he formed a three-ensemble called Colloquium III with Billy Hart and Freddie Waits. In the 1980s Arnold went on to teach at William Paterson College, in addition to working as a session musician and playing with Kenny Burrell, he formed a trio that featured Dave Friedman and Anthony Cox.
Horacee Arnold Redux | First Jazz Experience
Horacee Arnold Redux | Hearing Jazz Differently
Horacee Arnold Redux | Elegant Waters
Horacee Arnold Quartet | William Patterson University - Nubian Spinner
If we reach our goal, how is the budget allocated?
- Some production costs
- Promote the new album via print and online
- Hire a public relations professional
- Hire a booking manager
- Create a series of video shorts
If we exceed our goal, how are the additional funds used?
- Document rehearsals and live shows
- Interview Horacee's prominent musician friends
Risks and challenges
The new album is recorded, mastered and ready for distribution. Horacee and his band are ready to begin touring once the promotion and booking are underway. The production team is ready to document every step of the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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