A nice mix of modern and contemporary works for solo flute or with piano, by Higdon, Vinci, Hoover, Hindemith and Griffes. Play!

Contemporary solo guitar works, mostly quiet and subdued. Play!

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A musical interpretation of Zen improvised poetry with voice and instruments, quiet, eerie.

Matt Haimovitz performs works for cello inspired by Bach’s classic pieces: Glass, Iyer, Sierra, and others. Play!

Baroque works by Byrd, Bull and Gibbons performed by Alina Rotaru.

With prepared piano, horns, drums, etc. a wild mix of pieces with electronics. Play!

Movie & TV music, “sweet” vs. “salty”–well known.

Fazil Say performs these beautiful works that you know and love. Play!

Lovely new works for a variety of instruments by a well known and well respected composer. Play!

Two long compositions, continuing the series of diverse works by SF Area composers. First pieces is for guitar quartet & string quartet, starts staccato, continues more quietly. Second work if for two pianos, eight hands–minimalist.

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STRFKR is a band I have been a fan of for a very long time. Back in 2010, they played at Higher Ground when they were touring off their self-titled album, but I was too young to drive myself, and my mom wouldn’t let me go. Luckily, I caught them in 2013 when they were […]

NOIA’s debut album is titled Habits. The music has a smooth R&B vibe and reminds me of TOKiMONSTA. RIYD: TOKiMONSTA Tracks: All Good

Klunks latest work on the Hush Hush label is titled Hollow Scenes. The music is a mix of Ambient and Jazz with some experimentation thrown in. Very smooth to listen to. Tracks: All Good

Only Heaven is the latest from Coldcut and features Roots Manuva and Roses Gabor. The music is rooted in EDM with elements of House and Techno along with Hip Hop and Trip Hop. Pretty solid sound. Tracks: All Good

Dub Carols is label Rhythm & Culture’s latest Christmas compilation. The album features artists The Archives, Mato and Zeb and re-works Christmas classics with a dub flair. Tracks: All Good

Jay Daniel’s debut album is titled Broken Knowz. The music is rooted in percussions with elements of House, Tribal, and Detroit Techno. The tracks are seductive and hook you right in. RIYD: Theo Parrish, Lone Tracks: All Good

Letherette’s latest album is titled Last Night On The Planet. The music bounces around a bit, the title track is pure Hip Hop but then the album shifts with tracks having Disco Dance/Synth Dance, Ambient Dance, Electro Soul, and House. The album kind of sneaks up on you, about a third of the way through […]

Guitarist Zsofia Boros performs a collection of solo guitar pieces from modern and contemporary composers, including Di Meola, Pinter, Gismonti among others. Play!

Accessible, abstract, electro-acoustic works for a variety of instruments: solo guitar, saxophones, cello, etc. Play!

Stunning new album from Monk, highly lyrical with marimba, vibraphone, harp and others, in addition to voices, flowing and wandering. Play!

Echoes of Philip Glass, highly lyrical, textured pieces for piano with occasional accompaniment of guitar, electronics, cello, violin. Play!

Gracious, Romantic and modern pieces, play!

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A Tribe Called Quest’s long overdue album, “We Got It From Here…” is finally released! 18 years in the making, this is an amazing album, worth spending some serious time with. They are hip-hop legends for a reason—the lyrics, the beats, it is a really special album. FCC: Clean Play: 1, 2 (all of them!) […]

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Third CD from this award-winning vocalist &  music scholar who was raised in India but is now an architect in Canada. This time she’s blended Indian musical traditions with other genres (see track names) in really inventive ways with pleasing results. Official Website