Watson has a lovely voice and a gift for wringing evocative sounds out of everything he touches.
The venerable brass quintet sports virtuosic, fresh-faced players in tried-and-true repertoire.
Tiersen's rich, liltingly eccentric pop music is constructed from lots of sweet, intricate pieces.
Rooted in acoustic traditions, the music of Arborea stands out for its calm beauty and rough edges.
The Godfather of Go-Go died Wednesday. In 2010, he brought his full band to the NPR Music office.
The improvisational music of the father-son, guitar-cello duo functions as a beautiful conversation.
K Ishibashi is a master at building songs from live violin loops, layered singing and beatboxing.
The jazz quartet draws from post-bop, 20th-century chromaticism and New Orleans funeral marches.
The guitarist displays intricate fingerpicking in two songs inspired by Kentucky Derby racehorses.
The group doesn't overwhelm so much as it wears listeners down with a subtle charm offensive.