"For a Pistol" is the first single from the Blue Note live album coming June 7.
Remixing a chapter out of history that resonates just as loudly now.
That’s what happened on an autumn night inside Brooklyn’s BRIC House when bassist extraordinaire Ron Carter (Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet, A Tribe Called Quest) and Tony-winning Def Poetry Jam co-founder/painter Danny Simmons merged their considerable talents to yield The Brown Beatnik Tomes — Live at BRIC House. The new album’s selections are drawn from Simmons’ 2014 book of poems and paintings The Brown Beatnik Tomes.
Prefacing the live album’s June 7 release via Blue Note is the powerful first single and album opener “For a Pistol.” Out today (April 26), the track embraces the activist spirit of late writer/poet Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones), an influential voice in African-American history and culture.