Beyond being composed entirely of solo accordion pieces, Rob Reich's debut release has another rare quality: it features music composed in four different centuries. From Bach's 1723 piece "Invention No. 6" to Reich's 2008 originals; from traditional and classical to klezmer and folk; The Balancing Act delivers a salient vision of the accordion's incredible adaptability.
Reich's Nice Guy Trio performs at Red Poppy Art House (2698 Folsom St., San Francisco) on Apr. 23. 8 p.m., $10