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Winter rains have passed. Blossoms have appeared in the land. Time of singing is here. Voice of turtledove is heard; fig tree has borne fruit, amidst fragrant grapes. Arise, oh my beloved, arise, beloved! (from the biblical Song of Songs)
Learn to act rightly: seek justice, advocate for the oppressed, the orphaned and the widow. (adapted from Isaiah 1:17)
Emerge-ency 03:37
Flowing 03:41
For Today 03:56
Friday Song 06:07
Here Now 04:40
Teach well your children, speak clearly truth, in your homes, as you walk and march, at rest and rising up. We will not cease, we will carry on. (adapted from a traditional Jewish prayer text sourced in the Book of Deuteronomy)
Today Today 04:58


Early Morning Star, pianist Bob Gluck’s new recording, blends passionate songs of social justice with captivating improvisational interplay. Joined by a stellar jazz ensemble - vocalist Andrea Wolper, Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, virtuosic bassist Ken Filiano, and multi-dimensional drummer Tani Tabbal - Gluck reprises Jazz Review’s assessment of his 2011 recording Returning: “an intensity and sensitivity that is spellbinding.” Gluck’s eleventh recording–his fifth on the FMR label–presents the fruits of his current compositional creativity with conviction and emotion. The album is a welcome successor to Gluck’s highly regarded FMR recordings Sideways (2008), Something Quiet (2011), Returning (2011), and Infinite Spirit: Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band (2016).


released June 15, 2020

Bob Gluck (piano, composer)
Andrea Wolper (voice)
Kinan Azmeh (clarinet)
Ken Filiano (bass)
Tani Tabbal (drums)

All compositions by Bob Gluck (copyright 2019), ASCAP
except Tzur Mishelo/Los Bilbilicos (traditional, arr. Bob Gluck)
Lyrics to “Not For Today” by Kyra Gaunt (copyright 2019)

Recorded July 16, 2019, Scott Lehrer Sound Design
Sound and mix engineer: Jeff Cook
Produced by Bob Gluck and Trevor Taylor

In loving memory of Aileen Gluck


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Bob Gluck New York, New York

Bob Gluck is a pianist, composer, writer, rabbi, educator. Chronogram: “an accomplished and passionate pianist in the most elusive tradition of avant-garde masters Cecil Taylor, Andrew Hill, McCoy Tyner, and Don Pullen." Author of two Univ. Chicago Press jazz books. Collaborators: Michael Bisio, Jane Ira Bloom, Joe Giardullo, Aruan Ortiz, Neil Rolnick, Dean Sharp, Andrew Sterman, Tani Tabbal... ... more

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