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Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by Confucius, Feb 3, 2005.
Did anyone here check this out? I unfortunately couldn't go.
I'll try to catch him (H Grimes) in a trio w/ W Parker and Rob Brown (a sax) tomorrow nite in Vitry-sur-Seine, J Vilar Theater. Yep that's a double-double-bass show.
God, I can't wait to get back to the city...........
I will definitely make sure to check him out as soon as possible. This looks like an amazing group (Grimes/Ribot/Campbell/Taylor) that I would love to see sometime if they play again: http://www.downtownmusic.net/pictures/showpicturerhtml/41077877708/show.3/default.htm
Over in the FREE JAZZ thread, we were talking a little about the "cross pollination" of players and genres in the late 50s early 60s here in the city. I was talking with a piano player who was on the scene then (Billy Higgins and Frank Strozier lived in his building) and he was talking about seeing Henry on all of these straight ahead gigs. The only record I heard him on (straight ahead) was that McCoy with MISS JONES on it, but recently I got turned onto the compilation called SONNY ROLLINS AND COLEMAN HAWKINS with Henry playing on JUST FRIENDS, ALL THE THINGS and SUMMERTIME (nice, very open solo on SUMMERTIME).
And then I came across some work Ben Tucker (Marian McPartland, Herbie Mann fer cripes criminey) had done with Ornette.
So I must reiterate - ANY time you are playing what you hear in a musical situation, you are playing free.
Henry Grimes discography - he even played with Benny Goodman!
That's so ****ing cool, he's doing a date in September with Albert Ayler and then one two weeks later with Mose Allison!
He had an amazing and diverse career before he disappeared. I think this ESP record is his only date as a leader and its quite wonderful.
I have that one - I recommend it, it's very good
Hello, all. It's great to read everyone's comments about wonderful Henry Grimes. I'm his partner (and manager), and I wanted to let you know that you can find out all about Henry, including biographies, photos, concert calendar, discography, and press quotes, at www.HenryGrimes.com. The hollow-body guitar player Jason mentioned is Dave Ross, one of Henry's students, and I'd say a stellar one, though I'm not a jazz guitar fan in general either, my great favorite being Sonny Sharrock. The quartet Confucius mentioned is called Spiritual Unity and is led by Marc Ribot, and this group plays all Albert Ayler music, and a CD is forthcoming on Pi Recordings, www.PiRecordings.com. And Henry's most recent CD in commercial release is the Henry Grimes Trio live at Kerava (Finland), 'O4, featuring David Murray and Hamid Drake, and that's on Ayler Records, www.ayler.com. If you're interested in studying with Henry (we live in New York City), please send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! And I'd just like to add that ever since Day One of Henry's return to the music world after many years away, the great people at David Gage String Instruments have been helpful and caring beyond belief, so please avail yourselves of their services!
Hi Margaret - you wouldn't remember me, but we sat together once at the cooler listening to Hamiett Bluiett's Coltrane B'day tribute show. You hooked me up with a book on Sonny Sharrock, which I still have. Great to see you here.
Y'all should check out http://www.joemcphee.com/jny/index.html
Any details on this book? I am a MASSIVE Sonny Sharrock fan and am unaware of any book.
Contact Margaret Davis - if she still has em.....I don't have my copy in the same continent as me
Guys, thank you for asking. This should really be a separate Sonny Sharrock thread, but I don't know how to change it, and I'm out on tour with the Henry Grimes & Marshall Allen "Spaceship on the Highway" tour using a public computer. But the Sonny Sharrock book, "Sweet Butterfingers," is on my Web site, at <www.jazznewyork.org>, and scroll down on the home page and click on Sonny's name to open the book. It is free and available to all. There are also print copies, but I don't have any more at the moment.
I definitely will be in the audience when the spaceship lands at Vision Festival on March 19th. 10 PM Les Gallery Clemente Soto Velez 107 Suffolk St. (at Rivington St.)
Marshall Allen....Good times.... I saw Allen and Tyrone Hill in Philly not long ago...
Is Henry coming back to Philly anytime this year ?
Friday, March 18th: Henry Grimes & Marshall Allen, Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 8 p.m., 215-222-9O5O, http://slought.org/content/11282, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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That foto reminds me of what Clifford Jordan said about John Gilmore - "Yeah, John. We played together in Chicago and he was playing his ass off. He moved to NY and I didn't hear from him, but when I moved there I ran into him at a jam session. He was wearing an aluminum (foil) hat........Still played his ass off."