Horacee Arnold

American jazz drummer Horace Emmanuel Arnold (or Horacee Arnold) was born September 25, 1937. He was born in Wayland (Kentucky). Career Arnold began drumming in Los Angeles in 1957 while he was serving in the United States Coast Guard. He began his career as “Horacee” in 1959 when he joined David Baker’s big band. That year, he also performed with Roland Kirk or Charles Mingus. He was the drummer for a trio that included Cecil McBee, Kirk Lightsey and others in 1960. He worked with Henry Grimes and pianist Hasaan Ali, as well as the Bud Powell Trio at Birdland in the 1960s. On a tour through Asia, he was a dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company. He played in dance with Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, and later studied composition with Hy Gubenick and Heiner Stadler. He also learned classical guitar from Ralph Towner. He founded the Here and Now Company in 1967 with Sam Rivers and Karl Berger and Joe Farrell. Arnold was a well-known jazz fusion drummer in the 1970s. He played with Return to Forever’s Stan Getz and Archie Shepp as well as releasing two solo albums. In the 1970s, he founded an ensemble called Colloquium III along with Billy Hart and Freddie Waits. Arnold was a William Paterson College professor in the 1980s. He was a session musician and played with Kenny Burrell. He also formed a trio along with Anthony Cox and David Friedman. from https://wbssmedia.com

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