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Pianist Bob Gluck is a pianist and writer whose repertoire spans jazz, live electronic music, and avant-garde concert music. Karl Ackermann (All About Jazz) wrote: “As a composer and player, Gluck ranks with the likes of Andrew Hill and Cecil Taylor… [his 2011 FMR CD with Michael Bisio and Dean Sharp] “Something Quiet” is completely original, artistically spontaneous, and intellectually challenging.” Jazz Review describes his subsequent FMR recording “Returning” as displaying “an intensity and sensitivity that is spellbinding.”

The latest of Gluck's nine recordings are “Infinite Spirit: Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band” (FMR, 2016; with Billy Hart, Eddie Henderson, and Christopher Dean Sullivan), and two sets of duets with, respectively, fellow pianist Aruan Ortiz (”Textures and Pulsations,” 2012) and saxophonist Andrew Sterman (”Tropelets,” 2014), both on Ictus Records.

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). Gluck’s recent collaborators include Eddie Allen, Michael Bisio, Jane Ira Bloom, Billy Hart, Christopher Dean Sullivan, Ken Filiano, Joe Giardullo, Eddie Henderson, Ras Moshe Burnett, Warren Smith, Aruan Ortiz, Neil Rolnick, Dean Sharp, Andrew Sterman, and Tani Tabbal.

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Steinway M piano, Moog PianoBar, Moog Little Phatty, Kurzweil keyboard controller, Mac laptop with custom performance interfaces programmed with Max/MSP.


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Allan Kozinn, New York Times: “an accomplished jazz pianist. Mr. Gluck performed... with virtuosic fluidity.” Eric Lawrence (Chronogram): “an accomplished and passionate pianist in the most elusive tradition of avant-garde masters Cecil Taylor, Andrew Hill, McCoy Tyner, and Don Pullen.” Michael Bergman (Berkshire Advocate): “The remarkable wave of sound overcomes the consciousness of the listener transporting him or her to another place...” (about 'Stories Heard and Retold').

About ‘Something Quiet’ (FMR, 2011) with Joe Giardullo and Christopher Dean Sullivan: Karl Ackermann (All About Jazz): “As a composer and player, Gluck ranks with the likes of Andrew Hill and Cecil Taylor

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Albums

Album Early Morning Star by Bob Gluck

Early Morning Star

FMR Records
2020

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Album At This Time: Duets by Bob Gluck

At This Time: Duets

Ictus Records
2017

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Album Infinite Spirit: Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band by Bob Gluck

Infinite Spirit:...

FMR Records
2016

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Album Tropelets by Bob Gluck

Tropelets

Ictus Records
2014

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Album Textures and Pulsations by Bob Gluck

Textures and...

Ictus Records
2012

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Returning

FMR Records
2012

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Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant

Bob Gluck
Infinite Spirit: Revisiting...

By A Field

By A Field

Bob Gluck
Returning

Lifeline

Lifeline

Bob Gluck
Something Quiet

Waterway

Waterway

Bob Gluck
Sideways

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