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'Red Hot + Bach' and Sony Masterworks Take Johann Sebastian to New Paths via Chris Thile, Gabriel Kahane, Shara Worden and More

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Jun 13, 2014 12:45 PM EDT

If you couldn't have found a new way into Bach then we have a new one for you. This one coming to you through the vision of mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, who most recently did some serious damage on folk-revival period piece Inside Llewyn Davis.

Now, through a special collaboration, all the facets of Bach you couldn't even imagine are transformed into a contemporary philosophy for musical synergy.

Nineteen tracks are freely imagined with contributors from Thile to Gabriel Kahane and Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), jazz legend Ron Carter, DJ/producer King Britt and the Icelandic band amiina, to imaginative classical artists such as the Kronos Quartet, composer Max Richter, violinist Daniel Hope and organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter.

The fine people at Red Hot are always working towards a more classical world. Per a release:

Red Hot, a not-for-profit production company, has been shaking up great music in just this way for twenty-five years, in projects that celebrated the music of geniuses as diverse as Anthony Carlos Jobim (Red Hot + Rio), Cole Porter (Red Hot + Blue), a meeting of jazz and hip-hop artists (Red Hot + Cool), Duke Ellington (Red Hot + Indigo), and Fela Kuti (Red Hot + Riot).The work of Red Hot continues to serve a social purpose - raising awareness and money in the ongoing fight to stop AIDS.

The disc, Red Hot + Bach is available everywhere June 17 via Sony Masterworks.

Want a sneak peak at the tracks? Get with it below.

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