Ron Carter - Danny Simmons The Brown Beatnik Tomes - Live At BRIC HouseNew release

The Brown Beatnik Tomes - Live At BRIC House

Ron Carter - Danny Simmons

Released on June 7, 2019 by Blue Note Records

Main artist: Ron Carter

Genre: Jazz > Vocal Jazz

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Even the Guinness Book of Records says so: Ron Carter has been involved in the production of over 2,200 albums! At 82 years old, the double bass player extraordinaire still has things left to say. And he does so here, with this live album co-written with Danny Simmons. Not very well known in Europe, Simmons is none other than the older brother of Joseph Simmons (Run in Run-DMC) and Russell Simmons (producer and co-founder of label Def Jam). A painter, galley-owner, poet and novelist, he is also the co-founder of Def Poetry Jam, an event dedicated to slammers, poets and all other wordsmiths. For this Brown Beatnik Tomes − Live at BRIC House, he had a very precise idea: “I was trying to imagine myself as a Beat Generation poet in the '50s, and how my concerns would be a bit different from Lawrence Ferlinghetti's or Allen Ginsberg's. In a way, the beatniks romanticized black people. They were hip, but they didn't really see the plight. That scene largely was about the Negro experience but didn't have the Negro in it.” Ron Carter, who was in his twenties at the time of Kerouac’s Beat Generation, is on the same wavelength: “I was not participating in the Beat movement. Those were white guys saying what they were saying. I was playing with people like [folk singer] Leon Bibb. A similar thing was happening in the black community, and my music was trying to support that.” Here, their back-and-forth, composed with pianist Donald Vega and guitarist Russell Malone (along with playwright, actress and activist Liza Jessie Peterson on Where Do I Begin), combines spontaneity and themes that are rooted in history; a way to highlight the timelessness of its subject matters. Of course, English-speakers will get the most out of this literate and engaging album. A record that draws its might from Ron Carter’s double bass, which perfectly complements Danny Simmons’ lyrics and heighten their power. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Album : 1 disk - 9 tracks Total length : 00:31:13

  1. 1 For A Pistol (Live)

    Ron Carter, Composer, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Anderson, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen Arnold, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian Sefchick, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Walsh, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Danny Simmons, Spoken Word, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Warlow, Producer - Asha Bendele, Speaker, AssociatedPerformer - Daniel Simmons Jr., Author, ComposerLyricist Copyright : Blue Note Records; ℗ 2019 KMW Studio Publishing LLC, under exclusive license to UMG Recording, Inc.

  2. 2 The Final Stand Of Two Dick Willie (Live)

    Ron Carter, Composer, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Anderson, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen Arnold, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian Sefchick, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Walsh, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Danny Simmons, Spoken Word, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Warlow, Producer - Daniel Simmons Jr., Author, ComposerLyricist Copyright : Blue Note Records; ℗ 2019 KMW Studio Publishing LLC, under exclusive license to UMG Recording, Inc.

  3. 3 Feeling It Coming On (Live)

    Ron Carter, Composer, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Anderson, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen Arnold, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian Sefchick, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Walsh, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Danny Simmons, Spoken Word, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Warlow, Producer - Daniel Simmons Jr., Author, ComposerLyricist Copyright : Blue Note Records; ℗ 2019 KMW Studio Publishing LLC, under exclusive license to UMG Recording, Inc.

  4. 4 Tender (Live)

    Ron Carter, Composer, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Anderson, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen Arnold, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian Sefchick, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Walsh, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Danny Simmons, Spoken Word, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Warlow, Producer - Daniel Simmons Jr., Author, ComposerLyricist Copyright : Blue Note Records; ℗ 2019 KMW Studio Publishing LLC, under exclusive license to UMG Recording, Inc.

  5. 5 Here's To Oscar (Live)

    Ron Carter, Composer, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Anderson, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen Arnold, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Russell Malone, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Donald Vega, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Sefchick, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Walsh, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Mike Warlow, Producer Copyright : Blue Note Records; ℗ 2019 KMW Studio Publishing LLC, under exclusive license to UMG Recording, Inc.

  6. 6 Where Do I Begin (Live)

    Ron Carter, Composer, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Anderson, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen Arnold, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LuQuantum Leap, Beatbox, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Sefchick, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Walsh, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Mike Warlow, Producer - Liza Jessie Peterson, Spoken Word, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist Copyright : Blue Note Records; ℗ 2019 KMW Studio Publishing LLC, under exclusive license to UMG Recording, Inc.

  7. 7 There Will Never Be Another You (Live)

    Ron Carter, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Harry Warren, Composer - Mack Gordon, Author - Jim Anderson, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen Arnold, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Russell Malone, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Donald Vega, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Sefchick, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Walsh, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Mike Warlow, Producer Copyright : Blue Note Records; ℗ 2019 KMW Studio Publishing LLC, under exclusive license to UMG Recording, Inc.

  8. 8 The Jigaboo Waltz (Live)

    Ron Carter, Composer, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Anderson, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen Arnold, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian Sefchick, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Walsh, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Danny Simmons, Spoken Word, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Warlow, Producer - Daniel Simmons Jr., Author, ComposerLyricist Copyright : Blue Note Records; ℗ 2019 KMW Studio Publishing LLC, under exclusive license to UMG Recording, Inc.

  9. 9 The Brown Beatnik Tomes (Live)

    Ron Carter, Composer, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Anderson, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen Arnold, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian Sefchick, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Walsh, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Danny Simmons, Spoken Word, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Warlow, Producer - Daniel Simmons Jr., Author, ComposerLyricist Copyright : Blue Note Records; ℗ 2019 KMW Studio Publishing LLC, under exclusive license to UMG Recording, Inc.

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  • Even the Guinness Book of Records says so: Ron Carter has been involved in the production of over 2,200 albums! At 82 years old, the double bass player extraordinaire still has things left to say. And he does so here, with this live album co-written with Danny Simmons. Not very well known in Europe, Simmons is none other than the older brother of Joseph Simmons (Run in Run-DMC) and Russell Simmons (producer and co-founder of label Def Jam). A painter, galley-owner, poet and novelist, he is also the co-founder of Def Poetry Jam, an event dedicated to slammers, poets and all other wordsmiths. For this Brown Beatnik Tomes − Live at BRIC House, he had a very precise idea: “I was trying to imagine myself as a Beat Generation poet in the '50s, and how my concerns would be a bit different from Lawrence Ferlinghetti's or Allen Ginsberg's. In a way, the beatniks romanticized black people. They were hip, but they didn't really see the plight. That scene largely was about the Negro experience but didn't have the Negro in it.” Ron Carter, who was in his twenties at the time of Kerouac’s Beat Generation, is on the same wavelength: “I was not participating in the Beat movement. Those were white guys saying what they were saying. I was playing with people like [folk singer] Leon Bibb. A similar thing was happening in the black community, and my music was trying to support that.” Here, their back-and-forth, composed with pianist Donald Vega and guitarist Russell Malone (along with playwright, actress and activist Liza Jessie Peterson on Where Do I Begin), combines spontaneity and themes that are rooted in history; a way to highlight the timelessness of its subject matters. Of course, English-speakers will get the most out of this literate and engaging album. A record that draws its might from Ron Carter’s double bass, which perfectly complements Danny Simmons’ lyrics and heighten their power. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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