Clarinetist/Composer Frank Glover Releases "Politico" on Owl Studios; Street Date July 21


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"If the sum of a jazz artist is his musical innovation and integrity, then Glover has reached his pinnacle in this astounding CD" – Chuck Workman, NUVO Newsweekly, from his review of Politico

Frank Glover’s new Owl Studios CD, Politico (July 21 national release date) features the award-winning jazz clarinetist/composer in quartet, orchestra and string ensemble contexts.

Glover’s basic unit on this disc is a quartet (Glover – Clarinet; Steve Allee – Piano; Jack Helsley – Bass; Bryson Kern – Drums). On two tracks this combo is merged with either a string or a jazz orchestra, expanding his musical palette in an impressive way.

A National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Performance Award recipient, Glover's debut at Carnegie Recital Hall received a standing ovation and accolades from listeners and critics alike. Best known for his jazz clarinet recordings, Glover’s compositions range from small choral pieces to large works for symphony orchestra, and have been performed across the U.S. and in Europe. His recordings have been mentioned alongside those of some of the best of Indiana's other well-known jazz artists, including Wes Montgomery and J.J. Johnson.

Glover writes with carefully orchestrated colors, and cites Bela Bartok and Toru Takemitsu as two of his influences. Well-known in Italy and Japan for his clarinet artistry, he continues to push the boundaries of the clarinet in contemporary settings.

Glover is currently writing “Abacus", a large work for jazz chamber and quintet. His new group Kilho will be featured playing all original music. The compositions reflect influences from around the world and the result will be “...a completely uncategorical recording." Mr. Glover lives in Indianapolis where he teaches and writes.

This story appears courtesy of Michael Bloom Media Relations.
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