History: The full story of Henry Grimes' return, by Steven Isoardi.

Since the first half of this decade, when the great avant-garde bassist Henry Grimes re-emerged after over 30 years of musical inactivity, his story has been told a number of times. What's been very, very strangely ignored is the crucial role Los Angeles musicians and fans played in getting him back onstage. Even the piece in the new Slake magazine, a publication that celebrates L.A., has exactly nothing to say about the essential local contacts and performances that re-launched Grimes' career. Steven Isoardi sets the record straight here, in the journal Current Research in Jazz.