The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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    Aug 4: Eamonn sits in for Carl this week. On Tuesday's BLUE, we'll listen to a Craig Armstrong piece that was subsequently used in film; 2 x Karl Jenkins (including one live recording you'll find on a recently made available Soft Machine CD); young German drummer/bandleader Eva Klesse; a work for guitar by the late 19th/early 20th century composer Antonio Jiménez Manjón from Spain; an Ocean Boulevard Eric Clapton, beseeching "strength"; low-key Satchmo (see BLUE TUNES, below), on the 114th anniversary of his birth; Alexander Chapman Campbell's "Light Through The Day"; Diana Krall, dreaming of California; part of Piazzolla's history of tango; kantele-player Sinikka Langeland; a couple of Billie Holiday songs, as well as Lady Day's reading of "Autumn In New York"; James Ehnes (violin) and Andrew Armstrong (piano), from a new CD of violin sonatas by Franck and Richard Strauss; vintage Esbjorn Svensson Trio (pictured by Jim Rakete); and part of a Jon Hopkins movie soundtrack. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 14 August 2013

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