Blue Tunes Recommended -
Keith Jarrett ; May 4th - 10th
This Friday Keith Jarrett turns 70. He’s been at the forefront of jazz piano since his first recording back in 1967 with the late Charlie Haden up to his latest duo outing with the same bassist in 2013 – not forgetting his renowned Standards Trio . Together for 30 years, they are one of most permanent line-ups in jazz history. His reach goes far beyond jazz – renowned as an interpreter as well as an improviser. All this week on the Blue, we play Jarrett – jazz, classical and solo improv. Happy Birthday Keith.
Blue of the Night Birthday Goody Bag
In celebration of RTÉ lyric fm's 16th Birthday - and since we featured the Lyric CD catalogue last week on the programme - we decided to give ONE listener a Goody Bag containing 16 Lyric CDs (containing some of those albums pictured, right). Thank you Eoin Brady, of the RTÉ lyric fm label, for the terrific prize.
Congratulations to Anne Drechsler Annascaul, Tralee, Co. Kerry, first name and address out of the hat. A package should reach you mid-week...