Bob Gluck is a pianist, composer, writer, rabbi, and educator. Gluck's repertoire spans jazz, live electronic, and avant-garde concert music. He has to his credit three recordings for jazz trio, three of electronic music on Jewish themes, and his previous Ictus release, the two piano duet CD with Aruan Ortiz, Textures and Pulsations (2012). Chronogram calls him “an accomplished and passionate pianist in the most elusive tradition of avant-garde masters Cecil Taylor, Andrew Hill, McCoy Tyner, and Don Pullen," with The New York Times adding: "an accomplished jazz pianist. Mr. Gluck performed... with virtuosic fluidity." His book You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band (University of Chicago Press) has been highly praised. Gluck’s most recent collaborators have included Eddie Allen, Michael Bisio, Jane Ira Bloom, Joe Giardullo, Aruan Ortiz, Neil Rolnick, Dean Sharp, Andrew Sterman, Christopher Dean Sullivan, and Tani Tabbal. He is a Professor of Music at the University at Albany.
Andrew Sterman is a saxophonist and composer, performing most prominently with the Philip Glass Ensemble. He has also worked with Frank Sinatra, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, ISCM, EOS Orchestra, Bang On A Can, MATA, and on Broadway. In Sterman's own recordings, traces of classic American song, contemporary composition, free-jazz, world music and many other influences come together to create a unique and deeply moving whole. In his concept of Comprovisation, performers are free to play their parts in a highly intuitive way, while the written composition controls the fundamental expression of the piece. The New York Times praises his "beautiful and sensitive playing." The Age (Australia) adds: "a sound as pure as moonlight."