Peter has had
a lifetime interest in creative energy, studying and writing about it.
VISIONS - THE LEGACY OF LENNIE TRISTANO (1999)
Lennie Tristano was one of jazz’s most extraordinary
innovators, possessing a superb piano technique and an awesome musical
imagination. Unheralded by the general public, the blind pianist’s
work was revered by many jazz greats including the legendary Charlie Parker.
Tristano’s persuasive personality made him an ideal teacher, and
he proved that (against the accepted theory of the time) jazz improvisation
could be taught. His guidance played a big part in the development of
many instrumentalists including saxophonists Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh
and double-bassist Peter Ind. It is Ind’s long, direct involvement
with his subject that makes this such a revealing book: the story of an
English musician going to New York to study with a neglected Jazz giant.
In the process, Tristano's genius is examined and his reputation revalued,
with Ind making a persuasive case for the pianist to be placed at the
centre of jazz developments in the mid-20th century.
AND COSMIC METABOLISM : Looking at the stars and thinking about the Earth
PAINTING THE ENERGY OF NATURE