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Chris Thile promotes Bach recording on WNYC: Soundcheck

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Chris Thile makes an appearance on Soundcheck® TODAY!! Thursday August 8. Soundcheck® is WNYC's on-air and online destination for new music, live performances and engaging conversations with artists, critics and tastemakers, and is hosted by John Schaefer every weeknight at 9 p.m. on 93.9 FM and WNYC.org.

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. 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.