The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 28 March 2017

This Week on Blue....

Tigran Hamasyan is a contemporary jazz pianist and composer rooted equally in American jazz and in his native Armenian folk. He is no stranger to Irish shores. In the past he has played here in different settings - last time with an Armenian folk choir and before that with his jazz trio. Next week he's back in Dublin performing at Christ Church Cathedral - but this time solo. His latest CD on Nonesuch Records, An Ancient Observer is under the Blue spotlight this week - Tigran on piano, vocals and effects ... a Blue of the Night recommendation.

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - a musical journey through centuries, genres and soundscapes.


It's been a sad year for the music world with the loss of many iconic figures. One of our own legends, jazz guitarist Louis Stewart left us earlier this year. Louis' musical legacy is recognised and lauded in the international jazz world. At home in Ireland, where he chose to base himself even at the peak of his international fame, he became a friend and mentor to many in a burgeoning jazz community. His loss is immense. In March 2014, Louis was the featured artist on The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran. This special programme features many of Louis' wonderful performances and his chat with Carl, recalling his early days and the highlights of his international career.

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Music Played on the Show


Title: Circling

Composer: Lynch, Steve

Performer(s): Robbie Harris (Percussion), Anana Harouna (Guitar)

Album: Circling (Single) / Globe Music

Duration: 2:40


Title: Fugue

Composer: Perkin, Sam

Performer(s): Alex Petcu (Marimba), Ioana Petcu (Violin)

Album: In Time - Music for Solo Percussion / RTÉ lyric fm / CD151

Duration: 3:47


Title: Cello Suite No.4 In E Flat Major, Bwv 1010 Bourree 1

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): William Butt (Cello)

Album: J.S.Bach The Cello Suites / Warner Classics / 256465422-7

Duration: 3:00


Title: When I Fall In Love

Composer: Young/heyman

Performer(s): George Shearing Trio

Album: George Shearing / Compact Jazz / 8332842

Duration: 4:02


Title: Body And Soul

Composer: Heyman, Ed/Sour, Robert/Eyton, Frank

Performer(s): Iain Ballamy (Saxophone); Stian Carstensen (Button Accord)

Album: The Little Radio / feral Records / ASFA105

Duration: 5:08


Title: Sonata For Cello And Piano No.2 In F Major (Iv) Allegro Non Troppo Grazioso

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Emmanuelle Bertrand (Cello), Pascal Amoyel (Piano)

Album: Caille Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No.1/Sonatas Nos.2&3 / Harmonia Mundi 2017 / HMM 902210

Duration: 6:48


Title: Canadee-I-O

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Nic Jones (Vocals, Guitar)

Album: Penguin Eggs / Topic Records / TSCD 411

Duration: 5:59


Title: Recuerdos De La Alhambra

Composer: Tarrega, Francisco

Performer(s): Andrés Segovia

Album: Guitar Moods - The Ultimate Collection / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 1281

Duration: 5:14


Title: Senor Blues

Composer: Silver, Horace

Performer(s): Mark Murphy (Vocal), Amy London,Damon Meador, Dylan Pramuk, Holli Ross (Vocals)

Album: London Meador Pramus & Ross: Royal Bopsters Project / Motema 2015 / Motema 234088

Duration: 4:54


Title: Deboragh's Theme

Composer: Boylan, Cian

Performer(s): Cian Boylan ( Piano, Wurly, Hammond Programming) / Ben Castle ( Sax / Flute / Clarinet) / Cote Calmet (Drums) / Conor Brady (Guitar) / Mark Adams (Trumpet)

Album: The Camden Sessions / Lucca Records

Duration: 3:57


Title: Billie's Blues

Composer: Holiday, Billie

Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals)

Album: The Essential Billie Holiday (Recordno: METROCD098) / Metro / METROCD098

Duration: 4:14


Title: Requiem: Offertoire

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Gerald Finley (Baritone), Tom Pickard (Treble), Douglas Tang (Organ), Tom Etheridge (Organ), Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, The Choir Of King's College Cambridge

Album: Faure: Requiem/ Cantique de Jean Racine/ Messe Basse / The Choir of King's College, Cambridge / KGS0005

Duration: 8:05


Title: This Is The Key (5th Movement)

Composer: Ingoldsby,Marion

Performer(s): Rte Cor Na Nog, Ensemble

Album: RTÉ lyric fm Commissions (Recordno: RTÉ) / RTÉ tape / RTÉ

Duration: 2:30


Title: Cruach

Composer: O Raghallaigh, Caoimhin

Performer(s): Caoimhin O Raghallaigh (Hardanger D'Amore Fiddle)

Album: Recorded live for BOTN 170117 / RTE

Duration: 3:45


Title: The Snows They Melt The Soonest

Composer: Trad. Arr.

Performer(s): Muireann Nic Amhloaibh (Vocals), Donagh Hennessy (Guitar)

Album: RTÉ Recording (Entry for Prix Svetozar Stracina 2017) / RTÉ Recording / RTE Recording

Duration: 3:33


Title: Damhsa Corrguineacht

Composer: O Lochlainn, Neil

Performer(s): Cuar (Aoife Ni Bhriain, Neil O Lochlainn, Matthew Berrill

Album: Roscanna / Raelach Records 2017

Duration: 4:45


Title: 1987

Composer: Houseman, A.E./Butler, Martin

Performer(s): ( Gary Walshe (Hammond), Justin Mitchell (Flugelhorn), Martin Butler (Piano) )

Album: So Much To Defend / English Acoustic Collective / RUFCD014

Duration: 4:39


Title: Sedna

Composer: Clausen, Casper/ Brauer, Mads/ Molgaard, Rune

Performer(s): Michelle O'Rourke (Vocals), Benedict Schlepper-Connolly (Violin), Garrett Sholdice (Piano), There Is An Island

Album: Recorded live for BOTN 211116 / RTE

Duration: 3:00


Title: Sun In The North

Composer: Delago, Manu

Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards), Isa Kurz (Vocals)

Album: Silver Kobalt / Tru Thoughts 2015 / TRU306D

Duration: 4:08


Title: Beautiful Human

Performer(s): Katie Kim

Album: Salt

Duration: 4:58


Title: Nairian Odyssey

Composer: Hamasyan, Tigran

Performer(s): Tigran Hamasyan (Piano)

Album: An Ancient Observer / Nonesuch Records 2017 / 559114

Duration: 11:00


Title: Waterboy

Composer: Mayock, Breda

Performer(s): Steve Cooney (Guitars/Keys); Robbie Harris (Percussion)

Album: Breda Mayock / Ger Records 2015 / Ger RecordsGR003

Duration: 5:05


Title: Empty Well

Composer: Condell, Sonny/Kehoe, Patrick

Performer(s): Sonny Condell (Vocals/Instruments)

Album: Seize the Day / Artist Release 2017

Duration: 3:37


Title: Five Senses

Composer: Le, Nguyen

Performer(s): Mieko Miyazaki / Prabhu Edouard

Album: Ha Noi Duo / ACT Music + Vision GmbH & Ko KG

Duration: 4:55


Title: Song For Karla

Composer: Thoren, Anders

Performer(s): Seamus Blake (Sax)

Album: Bridges with Seamus Blake / AMP Music 2016 / AT008

Duration: 4:27


Title: The Old Duidin / Tighe's Rare Reel / Joe Mhaire Mhicilin

Performer(s): Saileog Ni Cheannabhain

Album: Roithlean / Raelach Records

Duration: 4:38


Title: Star Of Morning

Composer: Hayes/haines

Performer(s): Kenneth Edge (Sax), Julia Haines (Harp)

Album: Siol/seed / Magherabaun Records / OPPCD2

Duration: 4:10


Title: String Quartet No.14 In C Minor (1st Movement) Adagio Ma Non Troppo E Molto Espressivo

Composer: Beethoven Ludwig Van

Performer(s): Cristiano Gualco, Paolo Andreoli (Violins), Simone Gramaglia (Viola), Giovanni Scaglione (Cello)

Album: Beethoven - Complete String Quartets Vol. IV / audite / 92.683

Duration: 7:14



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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