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  Bob Gluck 2008-2013 Performances: Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi Band Repertoire

"Infinite Spirit: Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band" (FMR 2016) is the successor to prior ensembles through which Bob Gluck has explored the repertoire of Herbie Hancock's remarkably creative and exploratory "Mwandishi" band (1970-1973). Gluck's 2008-2013 performances were integral to the writing of his book "You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band" (University of Chicago Press, 2012). This web page documents that period of music making. The "Infinite Spirit" image below is from the 2013 configuration of this project.

Bob Gluck (keyboards), Eddie Allen (trp)
Christopher Dean Sullivan (bass), Tani Tabbal (dr)

Infinite Spirit

Concert videos: October 10, 2013
Cantaloupe Island / Dolphin Dance Medley
Sleeping Giant, It's About That Time (Davis)

April 2013 concert recordings @ Sound Cloud
Sleeping Giant / You'll Know When You Get There / Quasar (Maupin)

Bob Gluck (keyboards), Christopher Dean Sullivan (bass)

Bob Gluck & Chris Sullivan

Sleeping Giant / Dolphin Dance (Hancock)
Audio mp3: Albany, NY, March 28, 2011
Audio mp3: NYC, March 29, 2011

Earlier interpretations of Mwandishi music by Bob Gluck

Bob Gluck solo: piano, computer interface and electronics

Audio mp3: Waking the Sleeping Giant (Hancock / Gluck)
YouTube videos: part 1 and part 2
About the electronics and "Many Hands" computer interface

Bob Gluck (piano), Michael Bisio (bass) and Jay Rosen (drums)

Audio mp3: Sleeping Giant (Hancock)
Audio mp3: Quasar (Maupin)
segues into 'Its About That Time' (Miles Davis)
Audio mp3: Water Torture (Maupin) segues out of 'What is this Thing Called Love' (Cole Porter)

Gluck Trio performance
Bob Gluck (piano & electronics), Michael Bisio (bass), Jay Rosen (drums)
Sage College's Opalka Gallery, September 2008. Photo: Jim Richard Wilson

Trio with Michael Bisio (bass) and Dean Sharp (drums)

Bob Gluck (piano & electronics), Michael Bisio (bass), Dean Sharp (drums)
Justin's on Lark (Albany, New York), October 2008. Photo: Stan Gluck
Gluck Trio performance
Video: Wandering Spirit Song (Priester)

Audio mp3: Quasar (Maupin)
segues into 'Its About That Time' (Miles Davis), performed July 2008
Audio mp3: Quasar (Maupin)
opening passage, featuring electronics, performed April 2007, Saratoga Art Center

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