Chris Thile performs Bach Prelude in E major. He is so talented and passionate about music! Thile is best known as the mandolinist and a singer for the progressive acoustic trio Nickel Creek. His current band is Punch Brothers whose most recent album is Who’s Feeling Young Now?. Thile’s most recent albums outside Punch Brothers are a duet recording with guitarist Michael Daves called Sleep With One Eye Open and The Goat Rodeo Sessions, a collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Stuart Duncan. He has also recorded five albums as a solo artist, debuting with Leading Off in 1994. Chris Thile has collaborated with many artists such as Mike Marshall, Béla Fleck, Mark O’Connor, Aoife O’Donovan, Glen Phillips, Edgar Meyer, and Yo-Yo Ma.
“It just absolutely slams you in the heart or gut or whatever it is. Bach has that sort of immediacy. It’s music that fires on all cylinders. He represents this sort of standard of perfection.” - Chris Thile
Of course I have used dissonance in my time, but there has been too much dissonance. Bach used dissonance as good salt for his music. Others applied pepper, seasoned the dishes more and more highly, till all healthy appetites were sick and until the music was nothing but pepper.