Sadly, on 20th August, we lost the great talent that was Peter Ind. Gary has written a heartfelt tribute to his dear friend and fellow bassist, who passed away aged 93.

Musician, sound engineer, record producer, author, painter, former club owner and great British bassist Peter Ind passed away recently and Gary shared some lovely words in tribute:

“We have lost a Lord of the lower frequencies. The bassist of choice for Lennie Tristano, Roy Eldridge, Colman Hawkins, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, and one of the first to play a solo Jazz bass concert. He started an artist-run label, Wave records, and was a teacher, a painter, a writer… He is gone.

Unbelievable and sad news, although over the last few years, I tensed up every time I got a phone call from his wife Susan Jones, half expecting bad news.  But he kept on going like some tough old boot and was always generous with wisdoms, tried and tested by experience and wide reading (they lost the blue print for that model). From a hospital bed explaining aspects of Wilhelm Reich’s philosophy and his hopes of a better future for mankind – these conversations were deep. I knew he was suffering and I was there trying to digest the last bit of his insights into the meaning of life, the Arts, ecology, WW11 beatniks, peace and love and my own interest, electrical engineering. 

There is too much to say about Master Pete but for now, let’s say we will celebrate him and the others who have left us within this period and when the dark cloud lifts and Art can use its wings again we are going put on the greatest UK Jazz party for our fallen heroes.

Our thoughts and support goes out to the rock, the backbone of Pete’s life for many years, Susan Jones.

Peace, Gary”

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