“It came to a point,” says Hecht, “where Chuck [Berry] would know we were the guys on the gig and he actually — and uncharacteristically — showed up for soundcheck, just to jam, just for the fun of it. It was thrilling. We loved the guy.”
“Chuck Berry's Backing Bands: Tales From the Circle Jerks, Uptown Horns & More.” Billboard, March 23, 2017
“I got on[e] of the best sax players in the business – Arno Hecht, he plays with the Uptown Horns and all the great blues bands. He expresses the heart of the Apollo Theatre, let me tell you.” —Dion DiMucci
“Interviewing Dion: Doo-wop early rocker to blues man, singer's always been 'The Wanderer'.” The Morning Call, July 9, 2015
"On one of the tracks 'Not Over You At All,' I have a sax solo. I have Arno Hecht of the Uptown Horns do the first solo. If you take Keith Richards guitar on 'Satisfaction,' the first solo is supposed to sound like a saxophone, and it did sound like a saxophone. So that's what I'm thinking sometimes when I play. I'm thinking that I'm playing a horn. But he did a really nice job on it, Arno."
"A Conversation with Leslie West." On Stage Magazine, November 25, 2013