6 April 2007

henry grimes quartet-live in new york 14/6/2005 fred anderson quartet live in new york 16/6/2005

hi all

continuing on with boromir's tape collection of broadcasts ,here are a couple of good ones

Henry Grimes Quartet
live in new york Recorded Tuesday 14th June 2005New York Vision Festival

Henry Grimes - bass ,Hamid Drake - drums , Andrew Lamb - tenor sax
Marshall Allen - alto sax, EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument)

henry grimes has some recordings out on ayler records, and of course he's played with a lot of the major jazz legends of the last 50 years, sonny rollins, lee konitz, albert ayler, archie shepp
and dozens of others.

the upload also contains

Fred Anderson Quartet Recorded Thursday 16th June 2005New York Vision Festival
fred anderson has records out on, okka disc and atavistic
Fred Anderson - tenor, Kidd Jordan - tenor William Parker - bass, Hamid Drake - drums

Link: - http://rapidshare.com/files/23167653/NYVision.rar.html
many thanks to boromir
enjoy cheers


centrifuge said...

hmmm... cheers, again, but - the sound is unusually bad for a radio rip (if that's what it is..?)! don't get me wrong, i'm not complaining, more just curious to know how such a modern recording can end up in that sort of state ;-) i mean what on earth happened to it? :)

Margaret Davis Grimes said...

Hello. This was a very old post about somebody who recorded something badly off a radio broadcast. You can do a lot better than listening to that to hear Henry Grimes. Here is his current bio:

Master jazz musician (acoustic bass, violin) HENRY GRIMES has played more than 4OO concerts in 24 countries (including many festivals) since 2OO3, when he made his astonishing return to the music world after 35 years away. He was born and raised in Philadelphia and attended the Mastbaum School and Juilliard. As a youngster in the '5O's and early '6O's, he came up in the music playing and touring with Willis "Gator Tail" Jackson, Arnett Cobb, "Bullmoose" Jackson, "Little" Willie John, and a number of other great R&B / soul musicians; but drawn to jazz, he went on to play, tour, and record with many great jazz musicians of that era, including Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Haynes, Lee Konitz, Steve Lacy, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Sunny Murray, Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, and Rev. Frank Wright. Sadly, a trip to the West Coast to work with Al Jarreau and Jon Hendricks went awry, leaving Henry in Los Angeles at the end of the '6O's with a broken bass he couldn't pay to repair, so he sold it for a small sum and faded away from the music world. Many years passed with nothing heard from him, as he lived in his tiny rented room in an S.R.O. hotel in downtown Los Angeles, working as a manual laborer, custodian, and maintenance man, and writing many volumes of handwritten poetry. He was discovered there by a Georgia social worker and fan in 2OO2 and was given a bass by William Parker, and after only a few weeks of ferocious woodshedding, Henry emerged from his room to begin playing concerts around Los Angeles and shortly afterwards made a triumphant return to New York City in May, 'O3 to play in the Vision Festival. Since then, often working as a leader, he has played, toured, and / or recorded with many of today's music heroes, such as Rashied Ali, Marshall Allen, Fred Anderson, Marilyn Crispell, Ted Curson, Andrew Cyrille, Bill Dixon, Dave Douglas, Andrew Lamb, Edward "Kidd" Jordan, Roscoe Mitchell, David Murray, William Parker, Marc Ribot, Wadada Leo Smith, and Cecil Taylor. In the past few years, Henry has also held a number of residencies and offered workshops and master classes on major campuses, including Berklee College of Music, Buffalo Academy for Visual & Performing Arts, CalArts (with Wadada Leo Smith), Hamilton College of Performing Arts (with Rashied Ali), Humber College (Toronto), Mills College (with Roscoe Mitchell), New England Conservatory, the University of Gloucestershire at Cheltenham, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and several other fine educational institutions. He can be heard on about a dozen new recordings, made his professional debut on a second instrument (the violin) at the age of 7O, has seen the publication of the first volume of his poetry, "Signs Along the Road," and creates illustrations to accompany his new recordings and publications. He has received many honors in recent years, including four Meet the Composer grants and a grant from the Acadia Foundation. He can be heard on more than 85 recordings on various labels, including Atlantic, Ayler Records, Blue Note, Columbia, ESP-Disk, ILK Music, Impulse!, JazzNewYork Productions, Pi Recordings, Porter Records, Prestige, Riverside, and Verve. Henry Grimes now lives and teaches in New York City.


SantosCurser said...

That is a crazy story dude... Kudos! Mr Henry Grimes.... I used to have many of your old records from way back when, you were a staple in the Avant Garde back in the 60's

David said...

Hi, is it possible to reup please? Thanks!