long story short: 3 years ago Henry Grimes (legendary bassist, free jazz luminary, collaborator of Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, etc, etc.,) was found living in a tiny hotel room in downtown Los Angeles, after missing for 3 decades. some of the rumors were that he chanced his name and moved to Germany, or that he died in Florida. he apparently sold his bass in San Francisco in 1969 (likely for a meal), wondered down to LA, depressed, broke and was homeless for a good part of the 70s. He had been doing janitorial and grocery store packaging jobs for another 20 years until someone found him - now that he got all those royalty checks from all those records he played on in the 60s, and that William Parker gave him a new bass, he played a couple of shows in LA, and has since moved to NYC - from everyone who has heard him recently, sounding every bit as good as 1969.
this was his only album as leader from back then.
[note: apologize for the confusion earlier. I had mistakenly zipped up both this album as well as Steve Lacy's "Troubles" (the last 5 tunes) together. it is corrected, and I will post the Lacy separately at a later date. the following is this album by itself]