US-American jazz pianist. After years of conservatory training, Bob Gluck's musical life dramatically changed after hearing Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Miles Davis' electric bands, early in high school. His musical work has evolved during the past decade to span several musical fields, among them jazz piano, live electronic musical performance using systems of his own design, multimedia installation, and musicology. Bob's repertoire spans jazz performance both acoustic and with electronics and free improvisation, avant-garde concert music, funk, and music for electronic expansions of acoustical instruments. Bob Gluck is Associate Professor of Music and he teaches in the Department of Africana Studies and the Program in Judaic Studies. Gluck is a pianist and composer. Gluck has released nine recordings and his work appears on several compilations. Among these are two duet CDs on Ictus Records, ÒTropeletsÓ with Andrew Sterman and ÒTextures and PulsationsÓ with Aruan Ortiz. His three critically acclaimed CDs on the British jazz label, FMR, document the work of his two trios, ÒSomething QuietÓ with bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan and saxophonist Joe Giardullo, and ÒSidewaysÓ and ÒReturningÓ with bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Dean Sharp. Gluck's performance of Neil Rolnick's Faith appears on Rolnick's CD Extended Family. Bob Gluck's writings include modern jazz history and document the international history of electronic music. He is author of ÒYouÕll Know ...
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