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Collaboration between two giants in a special setting produces 'The Brown Beatnik Tomes' / glideMAGAZINE

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Dramatic poetry from Danny Simmons and scintillating bass playing by Ron Carter highlight "the brown beatnik tomes – live at bric house" This collaboration between two giants could likely only happen live in a special setting to produce the drama and improvisation contained in The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC. Bassist Ron Carter (who just turned 82) not only played in Miles Davis' vaunted Quintet but holds the Guinness-certified most-recorded jazz bassist in history with well over 2200 sessions.  Danny Simmons is a Tony-award winning co-founder of Def Poetry Jam, not to a mention a novelist, poet, gallerist, and now-African abstract expressionist whose paintings have in the Smithsonian and the United Nations HQ.  What began as a book, became an event and the magic of that special evening in captured on this album.

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