Thursday 26th July 2018 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £10.00
Bass player Peter Ind’s playing is universally admired and respected throughout the international jazz world. One of the most charismatic musicians on the scene Peter emigrated to the USA in the early 50’s where his phenomenal technique and impressive musical ability honed by his studies with the iconic pianist Lennie Tristano, led to work with jazz greats such as Lee Konitz, Buddy Rich, Coleman Hawkins and Billie Holiday. He returned to the UK in the mid 60’s where he established himself as a performer and teacher of great distinction, adding a record label (Wave) to his achievements and then, in the mid 1980’s, opening the internationally renowned “Bass Clef” Jazz Club in London, which he ran for more than 10 years. Peter is not playing as much as he used to, but when he does it’s still as brilliantly as ever and is with great pleasure we welcome this iconic figure to the Club on the occasion of his 90th birthday! The music will be a mix of the established and the new, featuring a wide-range of musicians in various combinations, from duos to quintets, some with Peter playing, drawing from the depth and breadth of his considerable experience and others with his friends performing in honour of this iconic musician. Expected to join the celebration are saxophonist Iain Ballamy (Loose Tubes, Django Bates), guitarist David Preston (Melody Gardot, Curtis Stigers, Tim Whitehead's Homemade Orchestra), pianist Nick Weldon (Bobby Wellins, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive Band), Gary Crosby's Young Warriors, Yaz Fentazi's Oud Trio and more.
A true polymath and iconoclast, Peter will not only be playing but also discussing (with some humour) his lengthy and fascinating career and his approach to both music and life, which if his last gig here is anything to go by is worth the ticket price alone! As well as a world-class musician Peter is also an accomplished painter and author with several books to his name, and is a fascinating, thought-provoking and highly entertaining speaker. As Peter says, this gig promises to have “a little of everything, music, reminiscences, philosophy…and a bit of Oud!”.
“...full of wit and vigour… Ind's solos exploit his ever-resourceful technique and resonant tone” Evening Standard