December 24, 2002
I read a review today on Henry Grimes, The Wire issue 227. What a blast! No one knew if this guy was still alive. For more than thirty years the whereabouts of Albert Ayler's former bassist was unknown, people thought he had hit the dust haze. I mean! this cat played with the likes of Ayler and Murray amongst other jazz greats. The interview seemed to capture such humility and sincerity. Here is this living legend who had given up music completely, struggling with homelessness at one point and battling depression, not even aware that Ayler had died in 1970.