“An intensity and sensitivity that is spellbinding."
- Jazz Review (Returning)
“Gluck makes the case that often what should be most valued is also what is most hidden.”
- NYC Jazz Record (Miles Davis Lost Quintet)
Solo album: And every fleck of russet (album)
(BandCamp 12/1/23, streaming 1/15/24)
Pat Metheny: Words Beyond Stories (book, 9/1/24)
Pat Metheny: Stories Beyond Words
Forthcoming in September 2024
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A new book that traces the central musical ideas in the work of composer/guitarist Pat Metheny during his five-decade caareer. Extensive new interviews, lucid musical description and discussion, exploration of how a “story telling” metaphor finds expression within musical forms… a guide for listener/readers of all musical backgrounds.
The Miles Davis Lost Quintet
George Lewis: “a radical challenge to accepted portrayals of the networks that animated experimental music-making in the crucial decade of the 1970s.”
Stanley Cowell: “will be an important contribution to music literature and study.”
All About Jazz: “a compelling narrative of artistic ambitions and human nature.”
Infinite Spirit: Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band (w/Billy Hart, Eddie Henderson, Chris Sullivan, Bob Gluck)
Photo: of Bob Gluck Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose
Paintings: Stan Gluck (floral), Bob Gluck (keyboardist)
Bob Gluck (http://www.electricsongs.com) is a pianist, composer, writer, and rabbi. He has released five recordings of music for jazz ensembles, three of electronic music, and three of duets. Karl Ackerman (All About Jazz) writes: “As a composer and player, Gluck ranks with the likes of Andrew Hill and Cecil Taylor.” Jazz Review describes his previous FMR recording, “Returning,” as displaying "an intensity and sensitivity that is spellbinding." Gluck is author of three books from University of Chicago Press, “You’ll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band” (2012), “The Miles Davis ‘Lost’ Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles” (2016), and “Pat Metheny: Stories Beyond Words” (coming in 2024). “The Music World World of Paul Winter” (2019) was released by Intelligent Arts. Gluck’s collaborators have included Michael Bisio, Tani Tabbal, Jane Ira Bloom, Billy Hart, Christopher Dean Sullivan, Ken Filiano, Eddie Allen, Joe Giardullo, Eddie Henderson, Ras Moshe Burnett, Aruan Ortiz, Neil Rolnick, Dean Sharp, and Andrew Sterman. Gluck is Professor Emeritus at the University at Albany.