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Bassist Henry Grimes returns to jazz

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    <p><img src="http://static.flickr.com/30/56625568_ecb5c205ed_o.jpg" align="right" alt="henry_grimes" />Like a phoenix rising from ashes, bassist Henry Grimes has reappeared on the jazz scene after 30 years of absence. Grimes was at the forefront in the cutting-edge free jazz and avant-garde jazz movement of the ’50s and ’60s. His career reads like a who’s who, performing with jazz heavy hitters of the era: Benny Goodman, Sonny Rollins, Lee Konitz, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders and Albert Ayler. Grimes had recorded on more than 50 albums, earning a reputation at the time as one of the new star bass players. After moving to the West Coast in the late ’60s, Grimes had a difficult time finding work. To add to his woes, he had to sell his bass because he was unable to afford its repairs. <a href="http://www.nuvo.net/archive/2005/10/26/bassist_henry_grimes_returns_to_jazz.html">Read more</a>.<p style="font-size:10px;text-align:right;">Technorati Tags: <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/Henry Grimes" rel="tag">Henry Grimes</a></p></p>