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us: Grimes, Henry

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Henry Alonzo
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1935-11-03
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Juilliard School of Music
        • Organization: (naf) Gerry Mulligan Quartet
        • Organization: (naf) Pacific Jazz Records
        • Organization: (naf) SLG, LLC
        • Organization: (naf) Henry Grimes Trio
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Bass guitarists
          (lcsh) Composers
            (lcsh) Arrangers (Musicians)
              (lcsh) Jazz musicians
                (lcsh) Authors, Black
            • Sources

              • found: Jazz: the 50's [SR] p1978 (a.e.) container (Henry Grimes; jazz bassist)
              • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Grimes, Henry (Alonzo); b. Nov. 3, 1935, Philadelphia; double bass player)
              • found: Signs along the road, poems, 2007: t.p. (Henry Grimes)
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Grimes, Henry; Henry Alonzo Grimes; bassist, composer/ arranger, jazz musician; born 03 November 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; began playing bass and performing for Philadelphia's all-city orchestra (1948-1952); graduated from Juilliard School of Music in New York (1954); joined Gerry Mulligan's quartet (1956); recorded several albums for the Pacific Jazz label; began touring Europe extensively with Sonny Rollins, the tenor saxophone giant (late 1950s); recorded “Funk Dumpling” with the clarinetist Perry Robinson for the Savoy label (1962); participated in School Days, recognized as one of the most musically innovative ensembles of the early 1960s avant-garde jazz scene; played on a number of sessions with the saxophonist Albert Ayler (1964); recorded “The Call” with the Henry Grimes Trio and it was released by ESP-Disk (1966); moved to California (1968); a star performer at the annual Vision Festival in New York (2003))
            • LC Classification

              • PS3607.R5564
            • Change Notes

              • 1980-08-18: new
              • 2015-10-28: revised
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