"drawing listeners into an imaginary world where they can dream and reflect. It is a unique approach that extends into new spaces with old world foundations." - O's Place Jazz

"very moving and satisfying"
- Gapplegate Music Review

"original & played with the utmost vibrancy... especially for listeners who demand creativity"
- Improvijazzation Nation

    Tropelets. Layers of interweaving melody, highlighting the sonic beauty of the historical cantorial tradition and the openness, dialog and parallel play found within modern jazz improvisation. A multi-layered duet for piano, soprano saxophone, and a melange of voices.

Tropelets cover art
In loving memory of Stan Gluck

Available on CD at Ictus Records

and CD Universe


Amazon mp3s


Free track!: "Jeremiah Speaks"

Tracks from Spring live performances

Brief audio previews from the CD

excerpt: "A third Lamentation"

excerpt: "Jeremiah speaks again"

excerpt: "Jeremiah continues to speak"

excerpt: "Esther's story continues"

Painting by Stanley Gluck
Design, mastering, production: Andrea Centazzo
Voices: Elana Gordis, Hazan Jack Kessler
Recording: Scott Lehrer, Mix: Troy Pohl

Bob Gluck: Pianist, composer, and rabbi, Gluck's repertoire spans jazz, live electronic, and avant-garde concert music. Chronogram calls him "an accomplished and passionate pianist in the most elusive tradition of avant-garde masters Cecil Taylor, Andrew Hill, McCoy Tyner, and Don Pullen." Gluck is author of You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band.

Andrew Sterman: Saxophonist and composer, Sterman has performed most prominently with the Philip Glass Ensemble, and with Frank Sinatra, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, ISCM, EOS Orchestra, Bang On A Can, MATA, on Broadway, and as band leader. The New York Times praises his "beautiful and sensitive playing." The Age (Australia) adds: "a sound as pure as moonlight."