Peter Ind Day

July 20, 1928 – August 20, 2021


A tribute to the veteran bassist

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Bassist Peter Ind passed away on Aug. 20, 2021 at the age of 93.

He was born in Middlesex, England on July 20, 1928 and originally played violin and piano before switching to the bass when he was 19.

Ind had lessons from Lennie Tristano during 1948-50, moved to New York City in 1951 and in the 1950s and ‘60s worked with Tristano, Lee Konitz, Buddy Rich, Booker Ervin, Mal Waldron, Jutta Hipp, and Slim Gaillard among others.

In addition to his bass playing, he developed as a recording engineer and had his own recording studio starting in 1956 and founded his Wave record label.

Ind moved back to England in 1966 where he played and taught during his final 55 years; along the way he led a series of albums for Wave, ranging from swing and bop to freer explorations, and as a sideman, in addition to the names already mentioned, he recorded with Paul Bley, Bud Freeman, Warne Marsh, and Jimmy Raney.

From 2016, Peter Ind is featured on a duet version of “All The Things You Are” with guitarist Andy Fite.

-Scott Yanow


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