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Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer - Bass & Mandolin

By Mandolin Cafe
September 8, 2014 - 8:00 am

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Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer’s Bass & Mandolin released September 9, 2014

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer’s Bass & Mandolin released September 9, 2014

New York, N.Y. — Nonesuch Records is set to release Bass & Mandolin on September 9, 2014, the second recorded collaboration from bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile.

The project contains ten original compositions. Meyer also plays piano on the album and Thile plays guitar.

Meyer and Thile began playing together 15 years ago, and began performing live as a duo in 2003.

Thile says, "We have grown a lot as a collaborative entity between our first recording and now, at least partially due to our work together on The Goat Rodeo Sessions collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma and Stuart Duncan. As collaborators, we’ve found a warmer voice to share."

Meyer adds, "Chris is comfortable with all kinds of improvising, with lots of different musical feelings and rhythmic feelings. With him I can do anything I want. I can just be a bass player or I can play the melody. There are not many people with whom I have so much common ground. We can get to the bottom of things very quickly."

The duo begins a North American tour next week with new dates still being added.


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Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer - Tarnation


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MK in NC
September 08, 2014 10:24 AM
Anyone else order the T-shirt along with the disc? It's too funny: a picture of a bass (the fish) along with the words "Bass & Mandolin."

Oh, and the music is fantastic, too.
Daniel Vance
September 09, 2014 03:28 PM
Also got the t-shirt (as I play bass and mandolin) and the CD. Was out of town this weekend, so didn't get the CD until we got back on Sunday, but have been listening to it fairly continually since then. Great CD! Both musicians are absolute musical geniuses and are pushing the limits on their instruments.
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