Those are lessons he learned from several masters, including his work in the Frank Foster-led Count Basie Orchestra (1989-1991), the Illinois Jacquet Big Band (early to mid 1990s) and his 11 years in trumpeter Clark Terry’s quintet (1995-2006), as well as musical associations or studies with Barry Harris, Lee Konitz (with whom he started studying at age 15), Eddie Locke and Earl May.
“There is a certain feeling in the music, a joyous exuberance. That feeling is what really attracts people to this music. Those three (Foster, Jacquet and Terry) carried it forward in a great way. Whether you are listening to Louis Armstrong or Clark Terry or John Coltrane, that essence is what I am trying to carry forward,” Glasser says. You can read the full profile here. It's related to his quartet's December 14 gig at Smalls.