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Vijay Iyer: The Physical Experience of Rhythm

The jazz pianist and composer imagines music as human movement: rhythms that pulse and shift, intricate patterns of notes, a wide range of references. There are plenty of examples on his new trio album Accelerando.

The Shins On World Cafe

Hear the Portland indie rock staples perform their joyful, introspective songs on today's show.

Ann Powers From The Streets Of Austin

Our critic is down at the SXSW music convention, trying to take in as much of the action as she can.

Andrew Bird On World Cafe

Hear the whistling polymath and master violinist perform songs from his latest record, Break It Yourself, on today's show.

Imelda May On World Cafe

Hear the Irish rockabilly singer perform her energizing, 1950s-style songs on today's show.