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 Thursday 23 February 2017

This Week on Blue....

In the run up to New Music Dublin Festival this weekend, Carl will be focusing on the best Irish contemporary music - both performers and composers. We'll share some of the vibrant talent in the contemporary music scene - from Deane to Doyle, Buckley to Barry and more - and on Wednesday night pianist/composer Izumi Kimura joins Carl for a Blue Room Session - tunes, choices and a little chat.

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: String Quartet In F Major (2nd Movement) Assez Vif. Tres Rythme

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Quatuor Modigliani

Album: Quatuor Modigliani: Debussy - Saint Saens - Ravel / Mirare / MIR 188

Duration: 6:20


Title: Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'

Composer: Ellington, Duke/Strayhorn, Billy/Gaines, Lee

Performer(s): Ben Webster (Tenor Saxophone), Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Album: Highlights From The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition (Recordno: 5174632) / Columbia/Legacy / 5174632

Duration: 3:36


Title: Night And Day

Composer: Porter

Performer(s): Stargazers

Album: My Echo My Shadow & Me / rStep Records / SRCD 0004

Duration: 3:40


Title: Hadasha

Composer: Zorn, John

Performer(s): Francesco Turrisi (Piano);, Nick Roth (Sax); Kate Ellis (Cello); Dan Bodwell (Bass); Sean Carpio (Drums); Zohar Fresco (Perc)

Album: Grigio / Diatribe / DIACD015

Duration: 4:41


Title: Wiosna

Composer: Matinier, Jean-Louis

Performer(s): Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)

Album: Inventio / ECM Records / ECM 2348 375 9429

Duration: 4:46


Title: Impro 1 - Somni

Composer: Savall, Ferran

Performer(s): Ferran Savall (Vocal, Guitar)

Album: Impro / Alia Vox / AVSA9906

Duration: 5:02


Title: Sonata For Violin And Piano - Ii: Intermezzo

Composer: GEMA

Performer(s): Raffaella Gazzana (Piano)

Album: Duo Gazzana / ECM New Series / 2356 481 0894

Duration: 6:22


Title: Anáil Dé Ii

Composer: Bryars, Gavin

Performer(s): Iarla O Lionaird (Voice), Gavin Bryars (Double Bass), Members Of The Crash Ensemble.

Album: Hiccup: RTE Lyric fm Commissions 2002 - 2008 / RTE Lyric fm / CD123

Duration: 2:36


Title: Revelavit

Composer: Buckley, Linda

Performer(s): Michelle O'Rourke (Mezzo-Soprano), Linda Buckley (Processing)

Album: Not released/ composer's own recording / Not released/ composer's own recording

Duration: 9:48


Title: Xx) Epilogue

Composer: O'Regan, Tarik

Performer(s): Stewart French (Guitar); Jim Higgins/Frank Torpey (Bodhrán), Chamber Choir Ireland

Album: Acallam na Senórach: An Irish Colloquy / Harmonia Mundi 2011 / HMU 807486

Duration: 3:27


Title: Gloria - Et In Terra Pax

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Royal Academy Of Music Baroque Orchestra

Album: Handel Gloria/ Dixit Dominus / BIS Records / BISCD1235

Duration: 2:31


Title: Sadness

Composer: Enright, Marlene

Performer(s): Marlene Enright (Vocals/Piano), Hugh Dillon (Guitars), Eoin Walsh (Bass), Davie Ryan (Drums)

Album: Placemats and Second Cuts / MCE Records 2017 / CAT MCE001

Duration: 4:32


Title: Part 2 Resolution

Composer: Coltrane

Performer(s): John Coltrane

Album: A Love Supreme / Impulse / IMP11552

Duration: 7:20


Title: Hvirvelvinden/The Windmills Of Your Mind

Composer: Legrand/Bergman

Performer(s): Caecilie Norby (Vocals), Lars Danielsson (Cello)

Album: Arabesque (Recordno: ACT 9723-2) / Act / ACT 9723-2

Duration: 3:35


Title: Psaltes

Composer: Karaindrou, Eleni

Performer(s): Kim Kashkashian (Viola), Irini Karagianni (Mezzo), Tassis Christoyannopoulos (Baritone), Camerata Orchestra, Ert Choir

Album: David: Stage Cantata for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra / ECM 2016 / ECM 2221

Duration: 2:40


Title: Angel

Composer: Karaindrou, Eleni

Performer(s): Kim Kashkashian (Viola), Irini Karagianni (Mezzo), Tassis Christoyannopoulos (Baritone), Camerata Orchestra, Ert Choir

Album: David: Stage Cantata for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra / ECM 2016 / ECM 2221

Duration: 2:07


Title: A Night With You, Gone

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Paolo Fresu / Mieko Miyazak

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

Duration: 7:02


Title: Si Hwi Hwi

Composer: Traditional / Hoyland / Swain / Byworth

Performer(s): 9bach

Album: Anian / Real World / CDRW214

Duration: 6:55


Title: The Castle Of Dromore

Composer: Trad Arr Kelehan

Performer(s): Noel Kelehan Quintet, Keith Donald (Sax); Mike Nolan (Flugel); Frank Wess (Bass), Noel Kelehan (Piano); John Wadham (Drums)

Album: Ozone / Beechpark Records

Duration: 9:30


Title: Cello Sonata In C Major (1st Movement)

Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei

Performer(s): Alexander Grynyuk (Piano)

Album: Leonard Elschenbroich - Prokofiev... Kabalevsky... / Onyx / ONYX 4122

Duration: 12:39


Title: Le Grande Image

Composer: Scott, Andy

Performer(s): Gwilym Simcock (Piano), Barbara Thompson (Tenor Sax); Jon Hiseman (Drums)

Album: Ruby & All Things Purple / Basho Records 2017 / SRCD 52-2

Duration: 5:38


Title: If It's You

Composer: Cheval Sombre aka Christopher Porpora

Performer(s): Cheval Sombre (Voice/Guitar), Gillian Rivers (Viola)

Album: If It's You/Give Me Something / Static Caravan 2017 / VAN 310

Duration: 5:15


Title: She's Leaving Home

Composer: Lennon - McCartney

Performer(s): Larry Coryell (Guitar)

Album: Tricycles / In and Out Records 2004 / FNC 7020-2

Duration: 3:02


Title: Return Again Soon

Composer: Saramai

Performer(s): Saramai

Album: Red Moon - EP / Self Release

Duration: 3:16


Title: Impromptu No.3 In G Flat Major - Andante

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Alfred Brendel (Piano)

Album: Alfred Brendal - Complete Vox, Turnabout & Vanguard Solo Recordings / Brilliant Classics / 93761

Duration: 5:22


Title: Cas(S)Iopeia

Composer: Jherek Bischoff

Performer(s): Jherek Bischoff

Album: Cistern / Leaf / BAY 99CD

Duration: 3:42


Title: Glistening Glyndebourne

Composer: John Martyn

Performer(s): John Martyn

Album: Bless the Weather / ISLAND / IMCD 135

Duration: 6:44


Title: And Zero

Composer: Gismonti/carneiro

Performer(s): Egberto Gismonti

Album: Solo (recordno: Ecm1136) / Ecm / ECM1136

Duration: 6:38


Title: Go Easy

Composer: Martyn, John

Performer(s): John Martyn (Vocals, Guitar)

Album: Bless the Weather / Island / IMCD 135 848 972-2

Duration: 4:15



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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