“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)

Bob Gluck: Pianist, Writer, Electronic musician

Recordings now available at Band Camp

From University of Chicago Press

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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.”

What’s New?

FMR CD (May 2020)

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)



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Bob Gluck ( 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) wrote about his work: “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 two books published by University of Chicago Press, “You’ll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band” (2012) and “The Miles Davis ‘Lost’ Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles” (2016). “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 a Professor at the University at Albany.