Sunday 28th July 2013
£12.00 - £15.00
Peter Ind’s 85th Birthday hosted by Ian Shaw and featuring special guests LIANE CARROLL vocals/piano, PETER KING alto sax and GARY CROSBY double bass who will be joining PETER IND double bass and DAVID PRESTON guitar.
Peter Ind (born July 20, 1928, Middlesex) is a British jazz double-bassist and record producer.
Ind began playing professionally in the late 1940s, including being part of the 'house band' on the ship Queen Mary from 1949 to 1951. He relocated to New York City in 1951, where he played with Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz (1954–57), Buddy Rich, Booker Ervin, Mal Waldron, and Slim Gaillard. He also branched into production at this time, and was a pioneer in stereo recording and overdubbing of jazz music in the 1950s. He produced sessions in his loft for Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan, and Booker Little. He founded his own label at the end of the 1950s, where he released the album Looking Out, featuring Joe Puma and Dick Scott. In addition to his own endeavors, he worked in sound engineering for the labels Atlantic, Verve, Bethlehem, and Warwick, founding his own company Wave in 1961.
In 1963 Ind moved to Big Sur, California, where he remained until 1966. At this time he concentrated on performing unaccompanied, and recorded several albums of solo material. In 1965 he played with Konitz and Warne Marsh, an association that continued into the 1970s after his return to England in 1967. Private recordings under the Wave imprint began to be issued.
In 1984 Ind opened a nightclub in London, the Bass Clef; after several successful years, the club had to close for tax reasons.
He is the author of two books: Jazz Visions - The Legacy of Lennie Tristano, a memoir of his association with Tristano and the state of jazz in 1950s New York, and The Environment and Cosmic Metabolism, a look at Wilhelm Reich and concerns about the earth's future regarding energy.
He has continued to write, issue CDs, and perform internationally.
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