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14438 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 716 of them this year alone and, so far, 13 this month (August 6).

From This Moment On ...

August

Thu 11: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 11: Baghdaddies @ Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. Time TBC.
Thu 11: Indigo Jazz Voices: Little Big Band Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. POSTPONED!
Thu 11: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. Guests Donna Hewitt (sax) Josh Bentham (sax) Garry Hadfield (keys).

Fri 12: Ben Gilbert Trio @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm.
Fri 12: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 12: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 12: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.

Sun 14: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 14: Tees Valley Jazzmen @ Hammer & Pincers, Preston le Skerne. 1:00pm.
Sun 14: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ West Park, South Shields. 2:00pm.
Sun 14: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 14: Anth Purdy @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 14: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Sun 14: Sunday Night Am Jam Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Note start time.

Mon 15: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 15: Stu Collingwood Organ Trio @ Black Bull, Blaydon. 8:00pm. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Wed 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 17: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 17: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 17: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

R.I.P. Peter Ind (1928 - 2021)

I've just heard that the great British bass player Peter Ind died yesterday (August 20) at the age of 93.*

My memories of Peter Ind go back to a legendary 1975 session at the Corner House in Whitley Bay. He, along with guitarist Dave Cliff and drummer Al Levitt provided the back up for frontliners Warne Marsh and Lee Konitz and I'm fortunate that someone recorded the session proving that time hadn't sweetened the memory and it was every bit as good as I remembered. Needless to say the two horns were the big attraction but, without Ind's (and Cliff's) harmonic foundation it wouldn't have been the same.

Fast forward to 2013 and the South Bank Centre. Peter Ind gave a solo bass recital that held the audience in a smallish room (the Purcell Room) enraptured. Not just with his playing, even at 85 he was still a grand master of his instrument, but also his stories and memories of the many great musicians he'd worked with on either side of the Atlantic. Peter Ind will be forever remembered as one of the greatest British bass players and probably the most individualistic and forward thinking player of his era.

May he rest in peace. - Lance

*Now confirmed see LJN.

1 comment :

Unknown said...

Hi Lance

I'm always proud to say that I was the recorder of that amazing Corner House, Whitley Bay session with The Peter Ind Trio with Warne Marsh & Lee Konitz. Even more so that Peter asked if he could use one of the photos that I took that night for a CD release he was going to make shortly afterwards. I got a couple of copies.

Jack Goodwin.
www.warnemarsh.info
& still going strong and listening to "The good music".

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