Henry Grimes Artist Profile
Henry Grimes (Nov 3, 1935 - Apr 15, 2020) was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He became one the premier bassist in all areas of jazz during the 1950s and 60s with Jazz greats such as Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Perry Robinson, Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Cecil Taylor, among others. Grimes disappeared for about thirty years until 2003. Since then, he soared across the musical world, with a spirit filled with freedom and love with his wife, Margaret Davis Grimes at his side. Henry Grimes was acknowledged for his Lifetime of Achievement at Vision Festival in 2016.
Henry Grimes - bass, violin, Amina Claudine Myers - piano, voice. Performed and recorded on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Arts for Art Vision Festival 20, Judson Memorial Church, NYC...More
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