Henry Grimes

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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.[1] He started his career again in 2002.[1]

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.

Grimes died on April 15, 2020 of COVID-19 in New York City, aged 84.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Weiss, Ken (September 2004). "Henry Grimes interview, July 12, 2003". Cadence Magazine. Redwood, NY: Cadnor Ltd. 30 (9): 5–10. ISSN 0162-6973.
  2. "Bassist Henry Grimes Dies at 84". DownBeat. 18 April 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2020.