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 Thursday 23 January 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    This week, we feature a father and son, singer/songwriters both: in their comparatively brief careers, Tim and Jeff Buckley made music that was equally adventurous and tasteful.

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    August 4th - 10th: Louis Armstrong

    Jazz music and Louis Armstrong grew up together. Both were from turn-of–the-20th-century New Orleans. An astounding an innovative soloist, “Satchmo” (short for "Satchelmouth") came to be known as a popular entertainer and an “ambassador” for jazz. Hear him nightly, in the week of the anniversary of his birth, interpreting everyone from Cole Porter to Fats Waller.

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