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GRIMES TIMES ! HENRY GRIMES TIMES !! NOVEMBER, 2O15
HISTORY IS * STILL * IN THE MAKING!!
Henry Grimes, photo by Bruno Charavet, Paris, 2013
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015, 6-9 p.m: Henry Grimes three-hour musician’s show on WKCR-FM, 89.9 on the radio dial, and on the Web at <WKCR link> (click on “RealAudio” or “MP3 stream” at the upper right of your screen), phone 212-854-9920, <Email link>, Henry playing some recordings, reading some new poetry, talking about Friday’s concert / celebration, and playing some solo bass live on the air.
Friday, November 6th, 2015, 7-10:30 p.m., with dinner following: Concert and celebration honoring Henry Grimes for his 80th birthday, Jan Hus Neighborhood House, Sanctuary, 2nd floor, 351 East 74th St. (1st / 2nd Ave’s), Manhattan (NYC), tickets at the venue after 5 p.m. on Nov. 6th (not available in advance), $35 per person including concert, delicious dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, and birthday cake, no credit cards. Musicians / dancers / writers confirmed to perform include Denardo Coleman, Connie Crothers, Andrew Cyrille, Melanie Dyer, Melvin Gibbs, Tyehimba Jess, Karma Mayet Johnson, Andrew Lamb, Alex Levine, Gamiel Lyons, Mixashawn (Lee Rozie), HPrizm (High Priest from Antipop Consortium), Kojo Roney and his father Antoine Roney, Brandon Ross, Warren Smith, Master of Ceremonies Marc Medwin, and more surprises to be announced — and, of course, Henry Grimes playing throughout! More information: 212-841-0899, <Email link>, <Web link>, <Facebook event link>. NOTE: Please do not call the church; please use these contacts instead.
NOTE: A great review of this birthday event by journalist and professor Marc Medwin appears in “JazzTimes” here: <jazztimes>.
(L-R) Jason Moran, Geri Allen, Henry Grimes, Henry Threadgill
Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 7:30 p.m: Cecil Taylor celebration, w/ Geri Allen, Henry Grimes, Jason Moran, and Henry Threadgill, plus rare videos and audio clips of Cecil Taylor, Harlem Stage, 150 Convent Ave. at West 135th St., Village of Harlem, NY, 212-281-9240 (box ofc.), 212-650-6900 (Aaron Davis Hall), <link to box office>, <venue link>, tix $1,000, $500, $250, 20% off for Harlem Stage members, box office 281-9240, ext. 19 or 20, <ticket link>. Buses: M100 or M101 from 3rd Ave. to Amsterdam and 135th, or M11 (Amst. / Columbus) to 135th & Amsterdam; subways: 1 train to 137th & B’way (walk south to 135th St. & east two blocks to Convent Ave. & 135th St.). NOTE: Morningside Drive turns into Convent Ave. past 127th St.) …
AVAILABLE NOW!, “Music to Silence to Music,” a new biography of Henry Grimes, written by Dr. Barbara Frenz with foreword by Sonny Rollins, from Northway Publications in London, <book link>, and in the U.S. from <book link U.S.>.
S O M E R E C E N T E V E N T S (the past 6 months) :
April 8th: Henry Grimes, special guest with one of his top students, guitarist Alex Levine, and Newman Taylor Baker (playing washboard!), at Rue B, NYC;
April 24th: Henry Grimes master class, New School performance space, Arnhold Hall, NYC (youtube);
April 25th: Garrison Fewell w/ Jim Hobbs, Luther Gray, and special guest Henry Grimes, “Our Earth / Our World” series at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, NYC;
April 27th: Wilmer Wise memorial, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn, NY, Henry Grimes playing solo bass and speaking briefly, other musicians participating included Cecil Bridgewater, Ron Lipscomb, Wayne du Mayne, Earl McIntyre, Danny Mixon, Jimmy Owens, David Williams;
May 1st: “Our Earth / Our World” series, William Parker w/ Charles Gayle & Henry Grimes , Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, NYC;
May 31st: Cooper-Moore (piano and flute) & Henry Grimes (upright bass, violin, poetry), at Manna House, East Harlem, NYC;
July 7th: Henry Grimes & Amina Claudine Myers, Vision Festival 20, opening night, Judson Hall, NYC;
July 12th: Sam Newsome & Henry Grimes, ABC No Rio, NYC;
Aug. 4th: Henry Grimes & Brandon Ross playing duo, and then playing an improvised score to the 1928 silent Greta Garbo film “A Woman of Affairs,” rooftop of Bohemian National Hall / Czech Center, NYC;
Aug. 9th: Henry Grimes playing violin, joining Matana Roberts in her “I Call America” residency at the new Whitney Museum, NYC;
Sept. 19th: Henry Grimes’s Magic Science Quartet, w/ Henry Grimes (leader, acoustic double bass, violin); Marshall Allen (co-leader, alto saxophone, flute, Electronic Valve Instrument, Casio VL-Tone, kora); KA (piano, shaman drum); and Avreeayl Ra (drums, bamboo flute, kalimba), playing a live improvised score with the world premiere of the silent film “OEDIPUS” by Cornelia Mueller, at Casa Torre, Poschiavo, Switzerland;
Sept. 20th: Henry Grimes’s Magic Science Quartet, w/ Marshall Allen, KA, and Avreeayl Ra (as above), playing an improvised score for the screening of the silent film “Oedipus” by Cornelia Mueller, Cinema Scala, St. Moritz, Switzerland;
Sept. 22nd: Henry Grimes’s Magic Science Quartet, w/ Marshall Allen, KA, and Avreeayl Ra (as above), Cafe Oto, London E8 3DL, England (U.K.);
Sept. 25th: Henry Grimes’s Magic Science Quartet, w/ Marshall Allen, Ka, and Avreeayl Ra (as above), Iklectik Creative Space, London SE1 7LG, England (U.K.), with projection of the silent film “Oedipus” by Cornelia Mueller accompanied with improvised score played by the Magic Science Quartet; M.oo.K Ensemble opens;
Sept. 26th: Henry Grimes’s Magic Science Quartet, w/ Marshall Allen, Ka, and Avreeayl Ra (as above), student / teacher / MSQ personnel collaboration workshops in a studio at Milton Court, London, England (U.K.), to develop music in preparation for tomorrow’s public concert;
Sept. 27th: Henry Grimes’s Magic Science Quartet, w/ Marshall Allen, Ka, and Avreeayl Ra (as above), student / teacher / MSQ personnel collaboration workshops continuing during the day, + public concert at 6:15 p.m (18:30) at Barbican Freestage, Barbican EC2Y 8DT, England (U.K.), playing together with Guildhall students and young people from East London, performing new work created during this two-day collaboration;
Sept. 29th and 30th, following the great Paul Dunmall on the 29th, and with Orphy Robinson & Pat Thomas’s wonderful Black Top on the 30th: Henry Grimes’s Magic Science Quartet, w/ Marshall Allen, Ka, and Avreeayl Ra (as above), late sets at Vortex Jazz to benefit the club;
Oct. 2nd: Henry Grimes’s Magic Science Quartet, w/ Marshall Allen, KA, and Avreeayl Ra, the Poetry Club, Glasgow, Scotland;
Oct. 4th: Henry Grimes’s Magic Science Quartet, w/ Marshall Allen, KA, and Avreeayl Ra, joining the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra for workshops at Henry Wood Hall (Scottish National Orchestra Centre), Glasgow, Scotland;
Oct. 6th: Henry Grimes’s Magic Science Quartet, w/ Marshall Allen, KA, and Avreeayl Ra, screening of the silent film “Oedipus” by Cornelia Mueller, with improvised score played by the Magic Science Quartet, at Filmhouse Cinema Edinburgh, Scotland;
Oct. 22nd: Jazz Foundation of America benefit for the JFA, honoring Sonny Rollins, w/ Clifton Anderson, Gary Bartz, Alex Blake, Randy Brecker, Cecil Bridgewater, George Cables, James Carter, Ravi Coltrane, Bob Cranshaw, Jack DeJohnette, Al Foster, Kenny Garrett, Henry Grimes, Billy Harper, Jimmy Heath, Wallace Roney, and more, at the Apollo Theater, Village of Harlem (NYC) …
T W O M O R E G R E A T N E W
P E N D I N G R E L E A S E S !
Roscoe Mitchell with Dave Burrell / Henry Grimes / Tani Tabbal, recorded in concert 2/17/11 at Roulette, NYC, label to be announced;
Henry Grimes and Wadada Leo Smith, recorded in concert in NYC at Zurcher Studio in 2O11 and at the Vision Festival in NYC in 2O12, label to be announced;
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