Chris Thile plays well with others -- he came into prominence thanks to his fiery and virtuosic mandolin playing with Nickel Creek. Since, he's performed as part of the band The Punch Brothers, as a duo with guitarist Michael Daves, and with the all-star cast of musicians behind The Goat Rodeo Sessions, including Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, and cellist Yo Yo Ma.
But on his latest recording, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, Thile stands alone, translating the works of Bach — originally composed for solo violin -- with exceptional precision on mandolin.
J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, I. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, II. Fuga Allegro
J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: III. Siciliana
J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, IV. Presto