“An intensity and sensitivity that is spellbinding." 

- Jazz Review (Returning)

 “Gluck makes the case that often what should be most valued is also what is most hidden.” 

         - NYC Jazz Record (Miles Davis Lost Quintet)

Bob Gluck: Pianist, Writer, Electronic musician

Arriving August 5, 2024:

Pat Metheny: Stories beyond Words

“This book should be on the shelf of anyone who enjoys Pat’s music … and anyone who simply wants to know how to listen more closely.” – Bill Bruford


Recordings now available at Band Camp

  • And every fleck of russet, Solo album
  • Early Morning Star Quintet album

Pat Metheny: Stories beyond Words

Drawing upon a wealth of new interviews and close readings of musical examples, this book provides a birds eye view of Metheny’s musical ideas and the threads that unite and distinguish his creative process. Accessible to a wide range of readers, the book brings new clarity, musical insight, and historical perspective to Metheny’s music. 

“for anyone who wants to think about and, perhaps more importantly, feel music more deeply, more intensely, and more profoundly.” Kevin Fellezs

From University of Chicago Press

The Miles Davis Lost Quintet

George Lewis: “a radical challenge to accepted portrayals of the networks that animated experimental music-making in the crucial decade of the 1970s.”

Stanley Cowell: “will be an important contribution to music literature and study.”

All About Jazz: “a compelling narrative of artistic ambitions and human nature.”

Recent sounds & Words

FMR CD (May 2020)

Infinite Spirit: Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band  (w/Billy Hart, Eddie Henderson, Chris Sullivan, Bob Gluck)

Photo:  of Bob Gluck Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose

Paintings: Stan Gluck (floral), Bob Gluck (keyboardist)



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Bob Gluck (http://www.electricsongs.com) is a pianist, composer, writer, and rabbi. He has released five recordings of music for jazz ensembles, three of electronic music, and three of duets. Karl Ackerman (All About Jazz) writes: “As a composer and player, Gluck ranks with the likes of Andrew Hill and Cecil Taylor.” Jazz Review describes his previous FMR recording, “Returning,” as displaying "an intensity and sensitivity that is spellbinding." Gluck is author of three books from University of Chicago Press, “You’ll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band” (2012), “The Miles Davis ‘Lost’ Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles” (2016), and “Pat Metheny: Stories Beyond Words” (coming in 2024). “The Music World World of Paul Winter” (2019) was released by Intelligent Arts. Gluck’s collaborators have included Michael Bisio, Tani Tabbal, Jane Ira Bloom, Billy Hart, Christopher Dean Sullivan, Ken Filiano, Eddie Allen, Joe Giardullo, Eddie Henderson, Ras Moshe Burnett, Aruan Ortiz, Neil Rolnick, Dean Sharp,  and Andrew Sterman. Gluck is Professor Emeritus at the University at Albany.