poster for Music of Pat MethenyFACULTY MEMBER & GUEST EXPLORE METHENY MUSIC

The Music Program of the University at Albany’s Department of Music and Theatre is pleased to present faculty member Bob Gluck and guest artist Christopher Dean Sullivan in a concert of the Music of Pat Metheny on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 7pm at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus. Currently celebrating a decade of musical collaboration, Gluck and Sullivan will present a program spanning Metheny’s work to which they will bring their own unique and thoughtfully creative, often surprising approach. The artists will also offer a free open rehearsal that afternoon at 3pm.

Sullivan is a bassist of many musical languages. He has shared the stage with Stanley Jordan, Pete Seeger, Archie Shepp, Yusef Lateef, Grant Green, Horace Parlan, Joe McPhee, Sonny Simmons, Cecil Payne, Joe Lovano and Roy Campbell Jr. and has recorded with Michael Marcus, Joe Giardullo, Sheila Jordan, Odean Pope and Newman Taylor Baker. Sullivan also performs with the Cotton Club All Star Orchestra and he has toured with 50s/60s groups including the Marcel's, The Drifters, and the Sharelles. Sullivan played on Gluck’s “Something Quiet” and “Infinite Spirit” (FMR Records). He is also an educator and actor. 

Gluck is a pianist, electronic musician and writer. Among his ten recordings is “Infinite Spirit: Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band” (FMR, 2016) with Billy Hart and Eddie Henderson. His books include You’ll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi BandThe Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles and The Musical World of Paul Winter. Musical collaborators have included Michael Bisio, Jane Ira Bloom, Joe Giardullo, Aruan Ortiz, Neil Rolnick, Andrew Sterman and Dean Sharp. Gluck is a Professor of Music at the University at Albany. 

Advance tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff.  Tickets purchased on the day of the show are $10 for the general public and $5 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff.  For reservations and further information, contact the Box Office at (518) 442-3997.