Henry Grimes

Born: 
11/03/1935
City: 
Philadelphia
Region: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1950's-1969, 2003-present
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Bass
Image Credit: 
Photo By: Cristian Buzneanu / Szeged, Hungary 2011 / http://henrygrimes.com/press-photos/

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Thank you to Margaret for the following info:

Assisted by William and Patricia Parker and Margaret Davis (now Grimes),
Henry made a triumphant return to the music world in 2003 and has been
surpassing himself and all expectations ever since, playing more than 600
concerts, teaching and recording in 30 countries, with (among others)
Marshall Allen, Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille, Edward “Kidd” Jordan,
Roscoe Mitchell, David Murray, William Parker, Marc Ribot, Wadada Leo Smith,
and again, Cecil Taylor. Henry also made his professional debut on a second
instrument (his first as a child), the violin, with Cecil Taylor at Lincoln
Center in 2007, and the first published volume of Henry's poetry, "Signs
Along the Road," appeared in print via a publisher in Cologne, with more
volumes to follow. Henry can be heard on 90 recordings on various labels.
Recently, "Music to Silence to Music: A Biography of Henry Grimes" was
published by Dr. Barbara Frenz (Northway Books, London), with a beautiful
foreword by Sonny Rollins. And in June of 2016, Henry Grimes received the
annual Lifetime Achievement Award from Arts for Art / Vision Festival on
opening night at Judson Memorial Church in New York City.

Discography

Released: 1962
Released: 1963