“Further definitions of new music, composed, free, and in between. Occasional journeys into the maelstrom, tempered by Hammerschlag's eye of the hurricane trumpet classicism.”
-- Andrew Freund (5/4 Jazz Magazine)
"Hammerschlag has a complete command of his instrument and yet his choice is often to make the simplest and most profound note choice possible. His warm, buttery tone combined with his thorough knowledge of western harmonic languages make his improvisations a lesson in a kind of empathic logic-structure-building. He is unique and has a sense of humor that comes out forcefully through his music. His depth of focus, cultivated through years of meditation and practice gives his phrasing a kind of irresistible magnetism."
– Aaron Alexander
Arnold Hammerschlag is a trumpeter, improviser and composer, whose work is grounded in jazz and classical music, with explorations into improvised and world music. One of many musicians to emerge from Seattle in the 1990’s and relocate to New York, Arnold has led groups featuring Ethan Iverson, Michel Gentile and Owen Howard, Sam Bardfeld, Will Holshouser, Brian Glassman, Aaron Alexander, Brent Arnold, Ezra Gale, Katie Down, Alex Harding, Grisha Alexiev and Joe Fonda. Arnold has also performed with Michael Bisio, Greg Wall, Matt Darriau, Tricia Woods, J. Anthony Granelli and Briggan Krauss.