Co-presented with Angel City Jazz Festival
In the 1950s and 1960s, bassist Henry Grimes toured and recorded with such jazz greats as Albert Ayler, Miles Davis, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, Cecil Taylor, and many more. After a 33-year disappearance during which he was presumed dead, Grimes emerged from oblivion in a storied “rediscovery” in Los Angeles before he moved to New York in 2003 to resume his top-flight music career. In his first appearance in Los Angeles since 2004, Grimes performs a set with percussionist Alex Cline, pianist Ben Rosenbloom, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, local reedman Vinny Golia, and vocalist Dwight Trible. To open the show, Trible, who has worked with Billy Childs, Charles Lloyd, Pharoah Sanders, and Horace Tapscott, joins pianist John Beasley to explore the outer reaches of vocal and instrumental technique.