Illustration by Henry Grimes GRIMES TIMES!! GRIMES TIMES!! January, ‘O9 “... one wonders / if snow / isn’t a wing’s long memory / across winter.” ( Steve Crow, “Revival”) Monday, January 19th: Release date for “Henry Grimes Solo,” the phenomenal double-CD set on the ILK Music label, www.ilkmusic.com, with Henry playing acoustic bass and violin for more than 2&1/2 hours of continuous improvisation! Please see Henry’s “Purchase CD’s and Books” page for more information (henrygrimes.com/CDs-books.html). Thursday, January 22nd, 6 p.m: Deep Tones for Peace fundraiser at the United Nations in New York City, with Henry Grimes playing solo bass, and others among the Deep Tones for Peace musicians listed below also playing at the fundraiser either in person or in virtual, pre-recorded, or Powerpoint format. Admission is by tax-deductible donation ($25,OOO is the goal), reservations required in advance, space limited, first come, first served. Contact Sarah Weaver, 734-277-269O, email@example.com. Tax-deductible donations can also be made online at isimprov.org, or by mail: Deep Tones for Peace, c/o International Society for Improvised Music, P.O. Box 16O3, Ann Arbor, MI 481O6-16O3; please make checks payable to ISIM, with memo “Deep Tones for Peace.” A short explanation of this project: Deep Tones for Peace is an international Internet music performance for peace in the Middle East, to take place on Saturday, April 25th, ‘O9 in Jerusalem and New York City, and to be streamed worldwide, performed simultaneously at three times of day by 2O internationally recognized bassists gathered in both cities. Project coordinators are Mark Dresser, Sarah Weaver, Jean-Claude Jones, Barre Phillips, and Suzanne Thorpe; affiliate organizations are World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows, International Society for Improvised Music, International Society of Bassists, Electronic Music Foundation, and Kadima Collective. Deep Tones for Peace will be played simultaneously on April 25th by Thierry Barbe (from France), Ora Boazsson (Israel), Han Han Cho (Taiwan), Mark Dresser (USA), Ken Filiano (USA), Irina-Kalina Goudeva (Bulgaria/ Denmark), Henry Grimes (USA), Mark Helias (USA), J.C. Jones (Israel), Michael Klinghoffer (Israel), Rob Nairn (Australia), Chi Chi Nwanoku (UK), William Parker (USA), Barre Phillips (USA/France), David Phillips (USA), Bertram Turetzky (USA), and Sarah Weaver (USA), +3.
Henry Grimes & Rashied Ali, WKCR studios, NYC, ‘O7, photo by Michael Lowe as it appears on their CD “Going to the Ritual” on Porter Records Thursday-Saturday, January 29th-31st: Henry Grimes residency w/ Rashied Ali at Hamilton College of Performing Arts, 198 College Hill Rd., Clinton, NY, including: Thursday, January 29th: master class with students (4-6 pm); Friday, January 3Oth: interviews with jazz archivist, and dinner with performing arts donors/ community leaders/ music faculty; Saturday, January 31st: Henry Grimes and Rashied Ali, concert at 8 pm at Fillius Events Barn, tickets hamiltonpa.org/cart/15, (open to the public, but space is limited). Directions hamiltonpa.org/info (Clinton is about 25O miles northwest of New York City, near Utica and Syracuse). Info: 315-859-4331, -4261, -435O, firstname.lastname@example.org, hamiltonpa.org, hamiltonpa.org/music ... ... and much more to follow! Note: The Henry Grimes and Rashied Ali duo CD “Going to the Ritual,” recorded in ‘O7 and released by Porter Records in ‘O8, is available for purchase from http://www.downtownmusicgallery.com/Main/index.htm or at http://tinyurl.com/7w97k5 (amazon.com), and selections can be heard at http://www.porterrecords.com/id27.html. For bookings, high-resolution photos, interviews, further information, or to purchase a Henry Grimes recording or book, please contact Margaret Davis Grimes: , Voicemail 212-841-O899, and please be sure to visit http://www.henrygrimes.com!