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Henry Grimes Returns to NYC

Henry Grimes, the long lost, avant-garde jazz bassist presumed to have been dead but who was found living in L.A. late last year by social Marshall Marrotte (See Jazz News 1/31/03) will be feted and will perform at the Vision Festival in New York City next week.

Bassist William Parker gave Grimes a bass upon his discovery, a green tinted upright named Olive Oil. Grimes, who hadn’t played for over 30 years, took to practicing the instrument nearly around the clock and has since played concerts with Nels and Alex Cline at the Jazz Bakery in L.A., Billy Higgins’ World Stage and the Howling Monk. He has also been teaching improvisation part-time at a local high school.

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