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Bach to the Future

by Bach to the Future

THE BACH THAT ROCKS. Jazz-Fusion fans will love this.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
3:09 $0.99
2. Minuet in G / Little Fugue
5:27 $0.99
3. Solfeggietto (Introduction)
2:56 $0.99
4. Solfeggietto
3:09 $0.99
5. Cello Suite #1, Prelude
2:13 $0.99
6. Air on the G String
4:32 $0.99
7. Invention 13
3:18 $0.99
8. Ave Maria (From the Well Tempered Klavier)
2:53 $0.99
9. Invention 1
2:31 $0.99
10. Toccata
2:59 $0.99
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Album Notes
Bach to the Future

Rob Silverman - Drums *, Zendrum **
Mike Silverman - Keyboards
Matt Bollinger - 6 String Bass Guitar
Ron Vince - Zeta Electric Violin

2nd violin on "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" - Takaoki Sugitani
Cello on "Air on the G String" - Ivan Lalev
Flute on "Air on the G String" - Lisa Di Tiberio

BACH TO THE FUTURE -- The Bach that rocks!

The time machine hatch glides smoothly open... Johann looks at the lighted display: he has landed in the early twenty-first century. "Good," he thinks. "It is the age of electronic instruments. What will my music sound like in this new
BACH TO THE FUTURE is an exciting classical/jazz quartet, transforming the famous classical melodies of Bach and other composers into jazz, Latin, and other contemporary rhythms. The four musicians play cutting edge instruments, including the Drumitar, the MIDI electric violin, and synthesizers. They've sold over 100,000 CDs on their own label, Time Machine Records, and have opened for David Sanborn, Peter Cincotti, the Rippingtons, Eric Marienthal, Al DiMeola, Stanley Jordan, David Benoit, Michael Franks, and the Yellowjackets.
In addition to concerts, the group performs master classes and music education clinics, and has several
instructional books and CDs published by Mel Bay Publications.
Catch their new CD, "Bach to the Future," available now on Tower Records and iTunes. For more
information, visit www.bachtothefuture.net. Bach to the Future -- the Bach that rocks!

All arrangements by Bach to the Future, based on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, except "Solfeggietto,"
by Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach
Produced by Mike Silverman

For more information, visit www.bachtothefuture.net
phone USA (314) 968-8558

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Arranged in an Afro-Cuban rhythm, this is often the opening piece in our live show. Bach's original melody is in 9/8 meter, and the 12/8 rhythm of our version fits surprisingly well.
Minuet/Little Fugue
There is a rhythm found in several African nations that musicologists call the "African Six." Rob plays this pattern on the Zendrum, his electronic percussion instrument worn like a guitar. I began writing this arrangement of the Minuet by imagining how a West African guitarist might play this simple melody.
Solfeggietto (C.P.E. Bach)
I have always thought this fast melody was a natural fit for a Latin jazz treatment. The solo piano intro is an improvisation on the original piece by J. S. Bach's son. I had jazz piano great Chick Corea in mind when I arranged this one.
5. Cello Suite #1, Prelude
Arranged for 6-string bass guitar. Matt plays it in a somewhat flowing style.It's a challenging part for the bass guitar, because the cello is tuned in fifths, whereas the bass guitar is in fourths. But it is a piece Matt has wanted to record for years.
8. Air on the G String *
Invention I
This track originally appeared on the Downtown Trio latest album, "U City Blues," and got the band thinking about this
concept of Bach's music through the filter of our modern world. It's played in a Greek 7/8 rhythm.
Tocatta (Live)
This is Ron's electric violin solo. He's doing his best Eddie Van Halen impression, by sending the signal of his violin through a guitar effects processor.



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Bach To The Future..This cd is Amazing. Beautiful music and this cd will sell by the millions...Wake up people and listen.

D. V. Wasson

The cd arrived in excellent condition. It was even better than I expected. I found Joy from the cd on You Tube. It is a good arrangement of Joy halfway between the original classical version and the PDQ version of Apollo 100.

Ethan King

Rob Silverman is COOL and my drum teacher


Incredible CD with a impeccable innovative sound !
I think this CD is awesome! Mike puts a new twist on such awesome classics! His piano playing is perfect not to mention the unbelievable drum timimng and bass! A must have for any jazz lover and anyone who loves piano!!
Charles-St. Louis


More, please!
Can't get enough of this CD--love to listen to it and love to share it with friends. Will there be another...perhaps a Christmas album?

Jim & JoAnn Casper

The CD is awesome. The zen drum is a fastinating instrument.

John Hartmann

Bach to the Future hits all the right notes in their use of classical and jazz!
Bach to the Future hits all the right notes in their use of classical and jazz. The arrangements are very thoughtful, keeping Bach's structural elements while injecting great jazz fusion phrasing. This is the finest example I've heard of updating classical music. Tremendous!

Devin A.

whats up!
Rob Silverman is awesome! He is the best guitar and drum player ever.

Nicklas A.

You Rock!
Rob Silverman is the best guitar player and the CD is cool too.


Beautiful music!
The artists are very talented. If more people knew about them and their sound, their name, like Bach, would be well-known. I will do my part to spread the word!