Henry Grimes (November 3, 1935 – April 15, 2020) was an American jazz double bassist, violinist, and poet. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He retired in 1970, however many people thought he died. He started his career again in 2002.
Grimes performed with most of the music's important names, including pianist Cecil Taylor, trumpeter Don Cherry, saxophonists Steve Lacy, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, and Albert Ayler. He released one album, The Call, as a trio leader for the ESP-Disk record label in 1965.