The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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    April 17. Carl returns after his break on Tuesday and tonight Eamonn links Anouer Brahem's "Sur Le Fleuve"; part of Mussorgsky's "Pictures At An Exhibition"; Finnish folk courtesy of kantele-player Timo Vaananen; John Dankworth's "Thieving Boy"; Saint-Saens' String Quartet No.1; flamenco guitarist José Luis Montón; sublime saxophone-playing by Art Pepper (pictured); Irish guitarist Mark Anthony McGrath; and more from the recently-issued "Fixin To Die" by Jackson C. Frank (see Blue Tunes, below).10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 8 January 2014

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    Though Alexander Scriabin died at the age of 43, he wrote much of the 20th century's finest music for piano. Hear a selection of his preludes and études each night this week.

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    Jackson C. Frank: April 14th - 20th

    The American singer/songwriter Jackson C. Frank was seriously injured as a child, in a school fire that claimed the lives of most of his classmates. He is best known for writing "Blues Run The Game", a song that's been covered by Simon & Garfunkel, Bert Jansch, Eddi Reader, John Renbourn and Frank's one-time girlfriend, Sandy Denny. He, himself, recorded just one album in his lifetime, the eponymous "Jackson C. Frank", produced by Frank's friend Paul Simon, in London. This week, we feature rarities from the newly-issued “Fixin’ To Die”: home and reel-to-reel recordings made during the 1960s and 1970s. Join Ellen and Eamonn to hear a selection each night this week, from 10pm...

     

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