01. July 2016 · Comments Off on Jazz on a Summer’s evening · Categories: Society News

7.00 pm Thursday 14 July 2016
Waterstones Bookshop, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD
An Emotional Dialogue of Poetry & Jazz Improvisation

Peter Marinker and Peter Ind present a special performance – a reading of Blake’s poems with an intertwined bass improvisation, each picking up the movement and rhythm of the pieces and involving the audience in discussion about these pieces.
Their partnership of jazz improvisation and poetry reading began in 2009 with performances, including the Cockpit Theatre, 606 Jazz club and Ronnie Scott’s club. Through their deep interest in the world and poetry of William Blake, tonight’s performance will include a selection from The Songs of Innocence and Experience and Auguries of Innocence.
Peter Marinker is well known for his poetry readings on Radio 4’s Poetry Please, With Great Pleasure, Night Waves, Words and Music and Something Understood, as well as readings at his Bookshop Theatre. Peter Ind is an internationally renowned jazz double bass player and won the 2015 House of Common’s award for contributions to Jazz music. He is focused on the energy and contribution of the bass to Jazz and has worked with poets on improvised duos – the English poet Eric Barker when he lived in Big Sur, California in the 1960’s, and in the 70’s with Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown. Peter Ind also paints and writes extensively about the environment. At age 87 he began writing poetry and the finale of this performance will be his poem as a homage to Blake.

Peter Ind and Peter Marinker

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