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Sometimes artists make their most daring leaps using recorded media. Our expert staff collects and selects the most interesting recordings, books, movies, and videos to review here, helping you keep track of the music scene from the comfort of your home.

Feature Article
June 2, 2020

Timely music for an unquiet time.

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Feature Article
June 1, 2020

Here are six great recommendations for beating the blues with recent recordings by Bay Area jazz heroes.

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Recording Review
May 30, 2020

A digital-only release captures a masterful 2018 performance of this great American work.

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DVD Review
May 30, 2020

A powerful concert benefits from judicious editing and stirs poignant memories.

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Feature Article
May 26, 2020

Here are some of our favorite interactive “Google Doodles” that explore music-making and history.

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May 26, 2020
The prominent SF Conservatory of Music alumnus releases an album of long-lost pieces for cello and piano.
Recording Review
May 26, 2020

The trio’s Silo Songs EP explores a lockdown day in four musical phases.

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Recording Review
May 23, 2020

Louis-Gabriel Guillemain turns out to be ripe for rediscovery in this valuable recording.

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Recording Review
May 23, 2020

Kindra Scharich and Jeffrey LaDeur make musical alchemy on To My Distant Beloved.

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Book Review
May 18, 2020

Ian Zack’s engaging book traces the venerated singer’s artistic victory over personal struggles, rampant racism, and professional challenges.

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