Content by tag "Bob Gluck"


Russ Johnson, Christian McBride and Noah Preminger

Read "Russ Johnson,  Christian McBride and Noah Preminger" reviewed by Bob Osborne

Excellent recent albums from Russ Johnson and Christian McBride together with a focus on Noah Preminger lead a packed show with a mix a brand new releases and music from the archives.

Playlist Russ Johnson, Rob Clearfield, Matt Ulery, Jon Deitemyer “Serpent Kane" from Headlands (Woolgathering Records) 00:00 Christian McBride “Walkin' Funny" from ...


Bob Gluck & Tani Tabbal: At This Time: Duets

Read "At This Time: Duets" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Bob Gluck is a gifted composer of electronic and acoustic music, as well as an educator and writer. As a pianist/keyboardist he has offered innovative and intensely creative modern jazz, finding inspiration in the familiar and the obscure. He has collaborated with Michael Bisio, Jane Ira Bloom, Ken Filiano, and many other top-tier artists. With Billy ...


Karl Ackermann's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Karl Ackermann's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

2016 has proven that jazz and creative music in general, are healthier than ever. Artists like Steve Lehman, Nate Wooley and Vijay Iyer continue to push the envelope while those like Bob Gluck find ways to make the old, very new. This list is--for the most part--outside the mainstream because that is where artists risk the ...


The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

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The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles
Bob Gluck
256 Pages
ISBN: #022618076X
University of Chicago Press

In the history of jazz, no one has been written about more than Miles Davis. No one has been more debated, reviled and revered than the difficult genius who ...


Aruan Ortiz Trio with Eric Revis and Gerald Cleaver: Hidden Voices

Read "Hidden Voices" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Cuban born pianist and composer Aruán Ortiz is just now starting to broaden his long-overdue recognition after two decades as a leader or collaborator. More than ten years prior to his new trio release, Hidden Voices, he had drawn favorable comparisons to Chick Corea and Ornette Coleman with Aruán Ortiz Trio Vol. 1 (Pimienta Records, 2004). ...


Buster Williams: Take No Prisoners

Read "Buster Williams: Take No Prisoners" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

I first heard bassist Buster Williams on a Herbie Hancock recording called VSOP Live (Columbia, 1976). I remember thinking that their version of Hancock's “Toys" was pretty wild stuff. In addition to hearing him on some other recordings like Hancock's Sextant (Columbia, ...


Aruan Ortiz Quartet: Orbiting

Read "Orbiting" reviewed by Steve Bryant

On an island known for its extensive array of virtuoso pianists, Cuban-born Aruan Ortiz distinguishes himself from the pack by a transcendent approach to his instrument, and an encyclopedic knowledge of styles ranging from traditional Afro- Cuban and classical to bop. He's also a prolific composer. Having roared into New York City and taken it by ...


Bob Gluck & Aruan Ortiz: "Textures And Pulsations: CD Release Concert

Bob Gluck & Aruan Ortiz: "Textures And Pulsations: CD Release Concert

Pianists Bob Gluck and Aruán Ortiz will celebrate the release of “Textures and Pulsations," their new duet recording on Ictus Records at the Booklyn-based Shapeshifter Lab on Thursday, February 7. The 9pm show will feature improvisational works for two pianos, Moog Synthesizer, and digital processing. The duo's improvisations range across genres and musical forms, and feature poignantly ...


Bob Gluck: Returning

Read "Returning" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Returning ci offre una musica singolare, oscillante fra leggiadria e austerità, dall'evidente carattere melodico e strutturata in modo mai banale. Ora risulta evidente l'impianto della scrittura (tutti i brani sono di Bob Gluck, escluso l'ultimo che è a firma collettiva), ora emerge l'apertura dell'improvvisazione e di un istantaneo interplay. L'evoluzione dei brani è imprevedibile, mai scandita secondo la ...


Bob Gluck Trio NYC Performance to Mark the Release of "Returning" (December 22)

Bob Gluck Trio NYC Performance to Mark the Release of "Returning" (December 22)

The Bob Gluck Trio will celebrate the release of its second CD, Returning (FMR) at a December 22 performance in New York City. The Thursday evening show will take place at the Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th Street (between Fifth and Madison), at 8:00 pm. Returning has received rave reviews since its release in Spring 2011. ...