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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 30 April 2014

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

International Jazz Day Apr 30 this is part sponsored by the Thelonius Monk Institute - so our Blue Tunes spotlight shines on Monk all this week- be prepared for the unorthodox.

 Listen again: Christy Moore Session

Carl is joined by musician and songwriter Christy Moore for a special session on Carl's final live Blue of the Night. Christy's songs span the gamut of human emotion and experience and Carl will chat to him about his musical career and enjoy a live performance from one of Ireland's best loved musicians.

Listen Again:

On Carl Corcoran's final week with The Blue of the Night, he was visited from young Dublin-based Sun Collective - led by singer songwriter Caimin Gilmore.

Watch Again: The Blue of the Shortest Night Live from Studio 1

Carl Corcoran was joined for a very special Blue of the Shortest Night, a live concert broadcast from Studio 1 in the RTÉ Radio Centre. In association with Music Network, the Blue of the Night presented an evening of live music, showcasing some of the finest musical talent in the country.

The line-up included Baroque folk music from Sonamus, a unique combination of instruments performed by Cormac Breatnach (susato whistles), Annette Cleary (cello), Rachel Factor (harpsichord) and Eamon Sweeney (baroque guitar). A violin trio brought together Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan and Helena Wood for music ranging from classical to contemporary. And hailing from Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh in the Múscraí Gaeltacht of northwest Cork, sean nós singer Nell Ní Chróinín. 

The exceptionally talented Aoife Doyle Band starred some of the Blue's favourite jazz musicians including Aoife on vocals, Johnny Taylor (piano), Andrew Csibi (double bass) and Dominic Mullan (drums). and to round it off, The Chatham Saxophone Quartet.  All this guaranteed that this special Blue of the Shortest Night will live long in the memory.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Composer: Gershwin G / Gershwin I

Performer(s): Thelonius Monk (Piano)

Album: The World of Jazz

Duration: 5:08


Title: Round Midnight -- Not Available

Composer: Monk, Thelonious

Performer(s): Gil Evans (Piano), Cannonball Adderley (Alto Saxophone), The Gil Evans Orchestra

Album: Great Jazz Standards / New Bottle, Old Wine / Poll Winners Records / PWR 27214

Duration: 4:07


Title: String Quartet In E Minor (3rd Movement)

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Philippe Bernhard, Loic Rio (Violins), Laurent Marfaing (Viola), Francois Kieffer (Cello)

Album: Debussy Saint-Saens Ravel - Quatuor Modigliani (Recordno: MIR 188) / Mirare / MIR 188

Duration: 7:48


Title: Prelude No.10 In B Minor (Lento)

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)

Album: Rachmaninov - 24 Preludes - Steven Osborne / hyperion / CDA67700

Duration: 5:50


Title: The Wild Swans At Coole

Composer: Yeats / Tobin

Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals)

Album: Sailing To Byzantium - Christine Tobin (Recordno: TBR02) / Trail Belle Records / TBR02

Duration: 6:47


Title: Wichita Lineman --

Composer: Webb, Jimmy

Performer(s): Kate Mcgarry, Theo Bleckmann (Vocals), Martin Scales (Guitar), Gary Versace (Piano), Frankfurt Radio Big Band

Album: Songs I Like A Lot - John Hollenbeck (Recordno: SSC 1339) / Sunnyside / SSC 1339

Duration: 8:12


Title: Choral Pour Orgue - Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Maria Mosconi (Alto), Arnaud Thorette (Violin), Antoine Pierlot (Cello), Johan Farjot (Piano)

Album: Bach Transcriptions - Ensemble Contraste (Recordno: LDV 04) / la dolce vita / LDV 04

Duration: 2:34


Title: Orfeo, Tu Dormi (Singing The Part Of Euridice)

Composer: Sartorio, Antonio

Performer(s): Patricia Petibon (Soprano), Venice Baroque Orchestra

Album: Patricia Petibon - Rosso (Italian Baroque Arias) / Deutsche Grammophon / 4778763

Duration: 5:17


Title: Billie's Blues

Composer: Holiday, Billie

Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals)

Album: The Essential Billie Holiday (Recordno: METROCD098) / Metro / METROCD098

Duration: 4:14


Title: Monk's Dream (Take 8)

Composer: Monk

Performer(s): Thelonious Monk

Album: Monks Dream / Columbia/legacy / CK63536

Duration: 6:25


Title: Kangwondo Arirang

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Youn Sun Nah (Vocals), Ulf Wakenius (Guitars), Lars Danielsson (Bass, Cello), Xavier Desandre-Navarre (Percussion)

Album: Same Girl / Act Music / ACT 9024-2

Duration: 4:06


Title: She Can Excuse My Wrongs

Composer: Dowland, John

Performer(s): Sarah Mcquaid (Vocals, Guitar)

Album: The plum tree and the rose - Sarah McQuaid / Waterbug Records / WBG104

Duration: 4:26


Title: Piano Sonata In C Major K545 (1st Movement)

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Uri Caine (Piano), Uri Caine Ensemble

Album: Mozart Uri Caine Ensemble / Winter and Winter / 910 130-2

Duration: 3:47


Title: Piano Sonata No.23 In F Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Con Moto -- Piano Sonata No.23 In F Minor Op.57 "Appassionata"

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)

Album: Beethoven Piano Sonatas (Recordno: 5099996592229) / EMI Classics / 5099996592229

Duration: 5:57


Title: Symphony No.9 'New World' (2nd Movement) Largo

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Karajan Gold (Recordno: 4777341) / Deutsche Grammophon / 4777341

Duration: 12:28


Title: Dea

Composer: Corvino

Performer(s): Trilok Gurtu (Percussion), Arké String Quartet

Album: Arkeology ~~ R509104 / Promo Music / PM CD 006

Duration: 4:19


Title: Somewhere Over The Rainbow -- Not Available

Composer: Arlen, Harold

Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano)

Album: La Scala / ECM / ECM 1640 537 268-2

Duration: 6:02


Title: Hyperballad

Composer: Bjork

Performer(s): Bjork

Album: Greatest Hits (recordno: 1733180) / Polydor / 1733180

Duration: 5:19


Title: Hyperballad

Composer: Bjork

Performer(s): Marcin Wasilewski (Piano), Slawomir Kurkiewicz (Bass), Michal Miskiewicz (Drums)

Album: Simple Acoustic Trio / ECM Records / ECM 1891 982 0632

Duration: 5:55


Title: Faure Apres Un Reve

Composer: Faure

Performer(s): Yolanda Kondonassis

Album: Breathe - The Relaxing Harp / Telarc / CD80678

Duration: 3:11


Title: Lydia

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Veronique Gens (Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)

Album: Nuit d'etoiles (Recordno: 5453602) / Virgin / 5453602

Duration: 2:25


Title: Mataisah-Hik Sagan

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): David Darling (Cello), The Wulu Bunun Tribe

Album: Mudanin Kata (Recordno: TUGCD 1032) / Riverboat Records / TUGCD 1032

Duration: 3:08


Title: Once Upon A Summertime

Composer: Legrand/Barclay/Marnay/Mercer

Performer(s): Mark Murphy (Vocal), Frank Chastenier (Piano)

Album: Love Is What Stays ~~ E389207 / Verve / 060251714489

Duration: 5:33


Title: I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Martin Simpson (Guitar, Vocal)

Album: The Rough Guide to Bottleneck Blues / World Music Network / RGNET1151CD

Duration: 5:48


Title: The Times, They Are A Changin'

Composer: Dylan, Bob

Performer(s): Herbie Hancock (Piano), Lisa Hannigan (Vocal), Toumani Diabete (Kora), Manu Kathe (Drums), The Chieftans

Album: Herbie Hancock: The Imagine Project / Sony Music / 88697718992

Duration: 8:06


Title: I Only Have Time To Say I Love You

Composer: Kelehan, Noel

Performer(s): Noel Kelehan Quintet, Keith Donald (Sax); Mike Nolan (Flugel); Frank Wess (Bass), Noel Kelehan (Piano); John Wadham (Drums)

Album: Ozone / Beechpark Records

Duration: 5:05


Title: By The Waterside

Composer: Fogarty, Seamus

Performer(s): Seamus Fogarty (All Instruments/Programming)

Album: God Damn You Mountain ~~ PDCC / Fence Records / FNC 908

Duration: 3:03



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