CHRIS THILE’S “SONATA NO. 1 IN G MINOR, BWV 1001”
A favorite of mine (and many bluegrass fans) is back: Chris Thile is blowing critics and fans’ ears alike with his latest effort, a first out of three volumes on Johann Sebastian Bach’s work.
Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1 makes oneself appreciate the weird mandolin/classical combo to unexpected levels. Delightful from the go, it is hard to conceive that there’s just one guy and one tiny instrument making all those beautiful sounds. This is the ideal kind of virtuosity, the one done not for showing off, not for the ego of the player: but for the sake of music and emotionalism. One can truly feel Thile through every single note.
Amaze yourselves with one of the three tracks on this first volume of the series, Sonata No.1 In G Minor, BWV 1001.
Recommended for lazy Sunday afternoons, rainy days, bright days, bad days, good days: any day.
Written by Jorge A. López Mendicuti
OurVinyl | Senior Writer
Chris Thile’s “Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001”