The WTF Bach Podcast

Special Guest: Jack Stratton (Vulfpeck). Down in a big way… with Bach?

September 25, 2020

This is an interview with Jack Stratton of Vulfpeck. I loved our conversation during the summer of 2020. See some of the topics covered below and stay tuned for the next episode which will feature his arrangement of the ninth contrapunctus from The Art of Fugue. It was great to speak to a non-classical musician so eager about classical music and so involved with Bach. 


Sleepify (Silent album by Vulfpeck)


Vulfpeck Arranges the ninth contrapunctus from The Art of Fugue:

Version 1:

Version 2:


Fugue State (song by Vulfpeck)


Musicians/Bands mentioned (Alphabetically):

Bach, The Beatles, Beethoven, Naftule Brandwein, Cream, ELO, Glenn Gould, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Liszt, Louis Marchand, Reinhold Mack, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Nirvana, Oscar Peterson, Queen,  Bernard Purdy, Albert Schweitzer, Nate Smith, Steely Dan, Dave Tarras, Michael Winograd,


Jack’s non-musical influences (Alphabetically):

Caldwell Esselstyn, Larry David, Dean Ornish


Other things mentioned (Chronologically):

A Musical Offering, Silberman Pianofortes, Encore Records (Ann Arbor), The Blind Pig (Ann Arbor), Alan Watts, S.J. Perleman The Ill Mannered Clavichord, The Well Tempered Clavier



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