Bach Project - Edgar Meyer

 

Edgar Meyer

 

 

Bach does sit in a central place.

 

 

Being around Bach's music, listening to it,
or playing it on the bass,
or playing it on the piano,
being involved with Bach’s music in any way,
really, I guess, gives me as much pleasure
as any one think I can think of.

 

 

There was a lot of fun just trying to figure out
how to make Bach happen on a bass.

 

 

Because it does present a large number
of very interesting technical challenges.
Ah, now my hands are doing what they’re supposed to.

 

 

It just feels right.  
That's what I want to do with the bass.  
Now that’s music.

 

 

My father was excited about this music
and it was played on Sunday morning before we went to church.

 

 

I can remember him, he was play a recording,
some piece of music that he was particularly fond of,
and he would look up and he would just say,
Now that’s really what it’s all about.

 

 

So I think Bach was the center of his existence
and I think I picked that up pretty directly, pretty honestly.

 

 

I am here to tell you, ain’t nobody like Bach.

 

 

Edgar Meyer, website