Intelligent and outspoken, Frank Glover began playing clarinet when he was eleven years old. On entering college, he trained for nearly two years at Indiana University before striking out on his own; upon the independent release of Politico
in 2004, he was signed by Owl Studios
and the album was re-released under that label in 2009. Initially training as a classical clarinetist who also plays saxophone, the music of John Coltrane
grabbed him; he experienced a musical epiphany as a result. An institution in Indianapolis, Glover has a long history enveloped in a diverse range of musical styles. Abacus
(Owl Studios, 2010), a journey across many colors and spaces, demonstrates the range that is possible when a composer of Glover's imagination takes a jazz quartet and weaves it seamlessly within the workings of a classical orchestra.
AAJ Contributor Elena Gillespie spoke with Glover recently, to find out more about his work, his life and his plans for the future. You can read about all this and more in Elena's interview, Frank Glover: Going a Different Way, published today at AAJ.
But there's more. To celebrate the May 11, 2010 release of Abacus, AAJ is providing even more features surrounding Glover and his music:
- Read Elena's insightful review of Abacus, also published today at AAJ;
- Download Modern Times," from Abacus, a complete free track from Abacus, today's AAJ Daily Download;
- Watch Frank Glover and his group perform an excerpt from Modern Times" during Abacus' recording session, today's AAJ Daily Video.
AAJ is committed to bringing you the most extensive coverage anywhere, so be sure to check out all the buzz about Frank Glover and Abacus
at AAJ today!
For more information contact All About Jazz.