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    Mar 30; On Monday's Blue we play a track from our featured album by Anuoar Brahem(see Blue Tunes, below); Jordi Savall (pictured) and his ensemble Hesperion XXI bridge the gap 'tween East and West; Debussy's Clair de Lune twice - the original followed by a jazzy interpretation; John Metcalfe from a forthcoming album; Jocelyn Pook is inspired by Edgar Allen Poe; singer songwriter Sarah McQuaid is inspired by St Francis of Assisi; jazz piano from the late Michael Garrick; more from Sufjan Stevens' new CD; Francis MacDonald is a drummer and sometime member of Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub - he's just released a CD of String Quartet arrangements - hear some tonight;.  For  these and lots more join Carl  at 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 21 April 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    This week, we feature nightly selections from Senses, a new, neo-classical solo piano album by Omar Sosa, recorded while the Grammy-nominated performer was an artist-in-residence i

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Anuoar Brahem Souvenance;  March 30th- April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, Souvenance is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.


    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Piano Concerto (2nd Movement) Andante Poco Sostenuto
      Complete Work Name: Piano Concerto, Op. 85
      Composer: Kvandal, Johan
      Performer(s): Havard Gimse (Piano)
      Performer(s): Havard Gimse (Piano), Oslo Philahrmonic Orchestra
      Album: Johansen/Kvandal - Piano Concertos, Simax, PSC 1234
      Duration: 9:55
    • 22:14
      Title: Structures: Well For The Sweat Of The Moon
      Composer: Budd / Partridge
      Performer(s): Andy Partridge (Instruments)
      Performer(s): Andy Partridge (Instruments), Harold Budd (Vocal And Instruments)
      Album: Through the Hill - Andy Partridge / Harold Budd, All Saints Records, HNCD 1484
      Duration: 3:24
    • 22:18
      Title: Always Hopeful
      Composer: Sriram, Shrikant
      Performer(s): Bugge Wesseltoft (Piano), Josemi Carmona (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Bugge Wesseltoft (Piano), Josemi Carmona (Guitar), Shrikant Sriram (Bass, Flute), Vivek Rajagopalan, Khaled Yassine, Amade Cossa (Percussion)
      Album: OK World, Jazzland Recordings, 376 365-5
      Duration: 6:11
    • 22:24
      Title: A Thousand Kisses Deep
      Composer: Cohen / Robinson
      Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Phil Robson (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Phil Robson (Guitar), Dave Whitford (Bass)
      Album: A Thousand Kisses Deep, Trail Belle Records, TBR03
      Duration: 5:20
    • 22:31
      Title: Concerto For Cello And Orchestra (3rd Movement) Andante
      Complete Work Name: Concerto For Cello And Orchestra, Op.17 (1936)
      Composer: Hovhaness, Alan
      Performer(s): Janos Starker (Cello)
      Performer(s): Janos Starker (Cello), Seattle Symphony
      Album: Alan Hovhaness - Symphony No.22 / Cello Concerto (Recordno: 8.559158), Naxos, 8.559158
      Duration: 11:45
    • 22:43
      Title: Cruel Sister
      Composer: Woods, Terry
      Performer(s): Jacqui Mcshee (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Jacqui Mcshee (Vocals), Pentangle
      Album: Anthems In Eden, Sanctuary Records, CMXBX 1030
      Duration: 7:01
    • 22:51
      Title: Snowblind (Variation On Anoranza From Granados' 6 Pieces On Spanish Folksongs)
      Composer: Amos, Tori
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Piano/Vocal)
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Piano/Vocal), Apollon Musagete Quartet, Laura Lucas (Flute), Nigel Shore (Oboe), Andreas Ortensamer (Clarinet)
      Album: Night of Hunters, Deutsche Grammophon, 477 9791
      Duration: 3:15
    • 22:54
      Title: Veinte Anos
      Composer: Morva, T.
      Performer(s): Alfredo Rodríguez (Piano, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Alfredo Rodríguez (Piano, Keyboards), Javier Porta (Flute), Peter Slavov (Bass), Henry Cole (Drums), Et Al
      Album: Alfredo Rodríguez - The Invasion Parade, Mack Avenue, MAC 1079
      Duration: 4:58
    • 23:01
      Title: Prospectors Arrive
      Composer: Greenwood
      Performer(s): Jonny Greenwood
      Performer(s): Jonny Greenwood
      Album: There Will Be Blood - Soundtrack, Nonesuch, 7559799572
      Duration: 4:31
    • 23:06
      Title: Fading Glow
      Composer: Hopkins
      Performer(s): Jon Hopkins
      Performer(s): Jon Hopkins
      Album: Opalescent, Just Music, TAO006
      Duration: 7:08
    • 23:13
      Title: Adio Querida (Goodbye My Dear One)
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Juan Martín (Flamenco Guitar), Abdul Salam Kheir (Oud)
      Performer(s): Juan Martín (Flamenco Guitar), Abdul Salam Kheir (Oud), Chris Karan (Tabla), Rony Barrak (Darabuka), Stephen Dummer (Reeds)
      Album: Musica Alhambra - Juan Martín (Recordno: FV04), Flamenco Vision, FV04
      Duration: 3:58
    • 23:26
      Title: Album Of Melodies - Andante
      Complete Work Name: Álbum De Melodías
      Composer: Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): Douglas Riva (Piano)
      Performer(s): Douglas Riva (Piano)
      Album: Granados - Album Of Melodies (Recordno: 8.557142), Naxos, 8.557142
      Duration: 3:15
    • 23:37
      Title: Íllgresi
      Composer: Sigur Ros
      Performer(s): Jónsi Birgisson (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Jónsi Birgisson (Vocal), Sigur Rós
      Album: With A Buzz In Our Ears We Play Endlessly - Sigur Ros, EMI Records, 5099922872821
      Duration: 4:13
    • 23:41
      Title: Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
      Complete Work Name: Dale's Wail
      Composer: Koehler / Moll / Barris
      Performer(s): Roy Eldridge (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Roy Eldridge (Trumpet), Oscar Peterson (Organ), Barney Kessel (Guitar), Ray Brown (Bass), J.C. Heard (Drums)
      Album: Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz Trumpet Giant, Proper Records, P1376
      Duration: 3:21
    • 23:45
      Title: January Song
      Composer: Bragg
      Performer(s): Billy Bragg
      Performer(s): Billy Bragg
      Album: Tooth & Nail, Cooking Vinyl, COOKCD580P
      Duration: 2:16
    • 23:47
      Title: Thursday
      Composer: Carthy, Eliza
      Performer(s): Eliza Carthy (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Eliza Carthy (Vocals)
      Album: Neptune, Hem Hem Records, Promo CD
      Duration: 5:16
    • 23:53
      Title: The Spirit Was Gone
      Composer: Antony
      Performer(s): Antony And The Johnsons
      Performer(s): Antony
      Album: Swanlights, Rough Trade, RTRADCD573
      Duration: 3:14
    • 23:56
      Title: Ill Wind
      Composer: Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
      Performer(s): Norah Jones (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Norah Jones (Vocal), Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Ernie Watts (Tenor Sax), Alan Broadbent (Piano), Rodney Green (Drums), Studio String Orchestra
      Album: Sophisticated Ladies Charlie Haden Quartet West, Universal, 0602527508160
      Duration: 4:25
    • 00:07
      Title: Speira - Stasimo
      Complete Work Name: Speira
      Composer: Jalkanen, Pekka
      Performer(s): Kristina Kuusisto (Bandoneon)
      Performer(s): Kristina Kuusisto (Bandoneon), Mari Mantyla (Decacorde)
      Album: Speira - Duo Dryades, Alba Records, ABCD 229
      Duration: 4:23
    • 00:12
      Title: April The 14th Part 1
      Composer: Welch / Rawlings
      Performer(s): Gillian Welch (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Gillian Welch (Vocal, Guitar), David Rawlings (Guitar)
      Album: Time (The Revelator), Acony Records, ACNY-0103
      Duration: 5:10
    • 00:18
      Title: Tom Traubert's Blues
      Complete Work Name: Tom Traubert's Blues
      Composer: Waits, Tom
      Performer(s): Tom Waits
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)
      Album: Small Change, Island, 34770
      Duration: 6:24
    • 00:25
      Title: 3.25
      Composer: Sosa, Omar
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Performer(s): Omar Sosa (Piano)
      Album: Senses, Otá, OTA 1026
      Duration: 3:29
    • 00:29
      Title: My Darling's Downsized
      Composer: Wood, Chris
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocals, Guitar), Andy Gangadeen (Drums); Robert Jarvis (Trombone); Barney Morse Brown (Cello)
      Album: Handmade Life, English Accoustic Collective, RUFCD012
      Duration: 5:15
    • 00:34
      Title: Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Sharp Minor Op. 24/1 (3rd Movement) Andante Molto Espressivo
      Complete Work Name: Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Sharp Minor Op. 24/1
      Composer: Enescu, George
      Performer(s): Luiza Borac (Piano)
      Performer(s): Luiza Borac (Piano)
      Album: Enescu: Piano Music Volume 2 - Luiza Borac - Disk 2, Avie, AV25081
      Duration: 9:11
    • 00:44
      Title: He Fades Away
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine
      Album: Parachilna
      Duration: 4:11
    • 00:48
      Title: Then The Letting Go
      Composer: Bonnie Prince Billy
      Performer(s): Bonnie Prince Billy
      Performer(s): Bonnie Prince Billy, Emmett Kelly (Guitar), Daim Mccarthy (Vocals), Paul Oldham (Bass), Valgeir Sigurdsson (Mixing), Jim White (Drums
      Album: The Letting Go - Bonnie Prince Billy, Domino Records, WIGCD182
      Duration: 5:19
    • 00:53
      Title: Goodbye
      Composer: Vallon, Colin
      Performer(s): Colin Vallon (Piano)
      Performer(s): Colin Vallon (Piano), Patrice Moret (Double Bass), Julian Sartorius (Drums)
      Album: Le Vent - Colin Vallon Trio, ECM Records, ECM 2347 376 2782
      Duration: 5:34

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