He wanted to be forgotten — That didn’t happen

I found out about jazz/beat poet Bob Kaufman while listening to streaming music on my computer, a live performance by Jazz bassist Ron Carter. Carter and poet/painter Danny Simmons collaborated on this project. The project was to take Simmons’ book, The Brown Beatnik Tomes, and transform it into a live concert. Simmons recited, while Carter backed up Simmons’ intonations on the double bass. In…