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AVAILABLE NOW ON CD !!
Henry Grimes Solo, double CD set on ILK Music (#151 CD), released January 2009, ilkmusic.com #151 CD.
Henry’s astounding, impassioned non-stop 2&1/2-hour-plus bass and violin session for ILK Music (Denmark) that took place in March 2008.
Profound Sound Trio “Opus de Life,” Andrew Cyrille (drums), Paul Dunmall (tenor saxophone, bagpipes), and Henry Grimes (acoustic bass and violin), released June 2009, Porter Records (PRCD-4O32).
We are also very proud to announce the release of the Profound Sound Trio’s thrilling Vision Festival concert of June 2008.
Henry Grimes and Rashied Ali, “Spirits Aloft,” Henry Grimes (ldr, bass, violin, poetry) and Rashied Ali (drum kit). Recorded February 7, 2OO9 at the Gordon Theatre, Camden Center for the Arts, Rutgers University; Porter Records (PRCD-4O49).
The culminating recorded achievement of these giants as a duo, since Rashied Ali left this life a few months later. They shared three recordings, five duo concerts, one trio concert, a duo residency, and a lot of love and inspiration.
Roswell Rudd’s Trombone Tribe, featuring Roswell Rudd, Steve Swell, Deborah Weisz, Henry Grimes, Bob Stewart, Barry Altschul, and several others on various cuts, on the Sunnyside / Soundscape label (SSC #12O7 CD); PLEASE NOTE that Henry Grimes only plays on a few of the pieces on this CD, and it’s hard to sort out the credits in the booklet.
Henry Grimes & Rashied Ali, “Going to the Ritual,” released in July, ‘O8 on Porter Records (PRCD 4005), recorded at WKCR studios, Columbia University, NYC, March 2Oth, 2OO7.
HENRY GRIMES TRIO – Live at the Kerava Jazz Festival, featuring David Murray & Hamid Drake, ‘O4 on Ayler Records (aylCD-028), the first label release by the NEW Henry Grimes.
Marc Ribot’s Spiritual Unity w/ Roy Campbell, Jr., Chad Taylor, & featuring Henry Grimes, ‘O4, music by Albert Ayler and Marc Ribot, Pi Recordings #15.
Henry Grimes, “More Call”: The first new issue of NEW Henry Grimes music, a private-issue CD of the finale to the WKCR-FM Henry Grimes radio festival, an hour-long bass solo (WKCR studios, NYC, ‘O3), each CD featuring a hand-drawn design by Henry Grimes himself. These are not reproductions; each drawing is unique.
Purchase from: Margaret Davis Grimes
Oluyemi Thomas (various instruments) & Henry Grimes (bass), “The Power of Light,” recorded in concert in Pittsburgh, PA on July 1, ‘O6, released on Not Two Records (#MW 787-2).
William Parker Bass Quartet, “Requiem,” w/ Henry Grimes, William Parker, Alan Silva, & Sirone playing basses plus Charles Gayle playing alto saxophone in concert at Vision Festival ‘O4, released as Splasc(h) World #H885 in ‘O6.
Purchase from: jazzos.com.
Luis Perdomo, “Awareness,” w/ Henry Grimes, Hans Glawishnig, Eric McPherson, & Nasheet Waits, released on RKM Music in ‘O6.
Monk Mix: Remixes and Reinterpretations of Music by Meredith Monk, w/ tracks by Bjork, King Britt, Don Byron, Latasha Nevada Diggs, Scanner Entwine, Miho Hatori, John Hollenbeck and Theo Bleckmann, Vijay Iyer, Rubin Kodheli, Arto Lindsay, Matt Marks, Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), Meredith Monk, High Priest / HPRIZM Ghostlover, Lee Ranaldo, DJ Rekha and RajStar, Todd Reynolds, Shodekeh’s Embody & Continuums, Caetano Veloso, and Pamela Z, released as Monk Mix by the House Foundation for the Arts in 2O12.
Purchase from: meredithmonk.org.
Date: August 13th, 2011
Location: in studio at East Side Sound, NYC
Label: Sony / Argentina
Released in Argentina, July, 2012
Henry Grimes (ldr, bass, violin), Roberto Pettinato (saxophones, piano), Dave Burrell (piano), Tyshawn Sorey (drums, piano)
Purchase from: [t.b.a.]
The Henry Grimes Trio: “For Ibn Pori” featuring Henry Grimes (leader, acoustic bass), Andrew Lamb (tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet, small instruments), Avreeayl Ra (drum kit, percussion, bamboo flute, mbira, small instruments), and special guest Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts (spoken word), recorded by Mike Chrastil, Production Director, and broadcast over WFHB, Bloomington, Indiana in 2OO5. This is a limited-edition collector’s item CD available only from Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts’s family as a fund-raiser to help with his medical expenses; the musicians have waived all compensation for this recording. Tragically, Ibn Pori suffered a massive stroke in 2OO8, and as of this writing (July, ‘O9) has been in a coma ever since.
Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts comes from an extraordinarily gifted family of 1O children. He was one of the forerunner artists/ poet-performers/ printmakers / video documentarians of the Black Arts movement of the ‘6O’s, especially his Ogun urban monument projects (site-specific sculptural and performance-space memories). He’s shown and performed at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Cranbrook Museum of Art, National Center of African American Artists, Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, Research Institute of African and African Diaspora Arts, Pitch Black Community Arts Institute, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and numerous galleries and exhibition spaces nationally and internationally. He has toured the Midwest with master jazz musician Henry Grimes and his trio, as well as collaborating with many of Detroit’s finest jazz musicians. “Black Graphics International” was Ibn Pori’s first magazine of the arts; he later became an independent publisher of books/ videos/ fine-arts catalogues / poetry. His public murals have been documented in Camilo Jose’ Vergara’s photo book “American Ruins, African American Motifs by the Dreamkeeper, Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts,” published in anthologies by Wayne State University Press and Broadside Press. The “Detroit MetroTimes” named him Artist of the Year in ‘O6; please read the article by Rebecca Mazzei at metrotimes.com.
AVAILABLE NOW ON DVD !!
Fred Anderson, “21st Century Chase” DVD, featuring Fred Anderson, Harrison Bankhead, Henry Grimes, Edward “Kidd” Jordan, Jeff Parker, and Chad Taylor, recorded March 22, 2OO9 in concert at Fred Anderson’s Velvet Lounge in Chicago in celebration of his 8Oth birthday, out on delmark (DVD-1589).
PENDING CD RELEASES !!
Date: November 26, 2010
Location: in concert at The Stone, New York City
Scott Robinson (ldr, brass, winds), Marshall Allen (alto saxophone, EVI), Pat O’Leary (bass), Kevin Norton (drums, perc.), + special guest Henry Grimes (bass, violin)
Date: February 17, 2011
Location: in concert at Roulette, New York City
Roscoe Mitchell (ldr, saxophones), Dave Burrell (piano), Henry Grimes (bass, violin), Tani Tabbal (drums)
BOOKS AVAILABLE NOW !!
Henry Grimes’s first published book of poetry, “Signs Along the Road”
NOTE: We still have around 9O hand-written notebooks of Henry’s writings to be transcribed and published, and Henry continues to write almost daily, so we are looking for a good book contract so more Henry Grimes books can be published!
NOTE: Downtown Music Gallery in New York City carries a lot of old and new Henry Grimes recordings, as well as “Signs Along the Road,” and will ship them to you if you place an order on the Web or by phone. You can go to downtownmusicgallery.com and enter Henry Grimes’s name in the “QuickSearch” box and click “go,” and a list of available recordings and the book (presently 48 items in total) will appear. However, a few of them seem to be listed erroneously and do not have Henry Grimes playing on them, so please make sure about this before you buy.
TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK…
“Sublime Communication,” a CD release recorded in the WKCR studios on July 16, ‘O4 by the Henry Grimes Trio featuring Andrew Lamb & Newman Taylor Baker (chosen “best jazz trio of the year” in ‘O4 by New York Press!), contact Margaret Davis Grimes for purchase.
The Henry Grimes Trio featuring Andrew Lamb & Newman Taylor Baker (chosen “best jazz trio of the year” by New York Press in ‘O4), “Sublime Communication 2,” live from Edgefest, Ann Arbor, Oct., ‘O5, contact Margaret Davis Grimes for purchase.
Dennis Gonzalez’s Inspiration Band CD entitled “Nile River Suite,” a beautiful quintet recording featuring Roy Campbell, Jr., Sabir Mateen, Michael Thompson, and special guest Henry Grimes, ‘O3. Please contact Dennis Gonzalez at DennisGonzalezx [at] aol.com for purchase information.