Born: November 3, 1935
The Miraculous Return of the Great Henry Grimes!
Master jazz musician (acoustic bass, violin) HENRY GRIMES has played more than 550 concerts in 29 countries (including many festivals) since 2OO3, when he made his astonishing return to the music world after 35 years away. He was born and raised in Philadelphia and attended the Mastbaum School and Juilliard. As a youngster in the '5O's and early '6O's, he came up in the music playing and touring with Willis Gator Tail Jackson, Arnett Cobb, Bullmoose Jackson, Little Willie John, and a number of other great R&B / soul musicians; at Juilliard he played classical music on bass with the opera orchestra and studied with the great Fred Zimmermann, principal bassist of the New York Philharmonic; but drawn to jazz, he went on to play, tour, and record with many great jazz musicians of that era, including Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Haynes, Lee Konitz, Steve Lacy, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Sunny Murray, Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, and Rev. Frank Wright. ...
AwardsHenry Grimes has received many honors in recent years, including four Meet the Composer grants and a grant from the Acadia Foundation, and he has been honored for his outstanding musicianship by many publications and organizations (designated "best of," etc).
Henry Grimes SoloAxiom
Going To The RitualPorter Records
Going To The RitualAxiom
Live at the Kerava Jazz FestivalAyler Records
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- Going To The Ritual by Glenn Astarita