The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    Coming up on Thursday's programme...

    July 23: Tonight, Eamonn sits in for Carl to link up Patty Griffin, ahead of her September date in Dublin; a new recording of Grieg's "Lyric Pieces" by Spanish pianist Javier Perianes; jazz wunderkind Joey Alexander; part of a Shostakovich cello sonata; singer/songwriter Gwyneth Herbert (pictured), in advance of an Irish tour that starts in Wexford at the end of the month; 2 x Scott Joplin; an orchestration of Pete Townshend's "Quadrophenia"; jazz singer Helen Merrill (see BLUE TUNES, below); and guitarist Antoine Berthiaume. 10pm start...

    Mon 27th - Thurs 30th July: Carl's on his holidays this week. Ellen Cranitch will be here to help us wind down with the usual blend of tasteful late-night selections, including a nightly nocturne or two (see below).

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Wednesday 7 May 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Californian cellist Natalie Haas and Donegal native Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh are on an Irish tour this month and on the radio all this week on Blue

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Helen Merrill; July 20th - 26th

    Helen Merrill (pictured) sang with Charlie Parker in the 1940s. Though her first album was arranged by Quincy Jones (and featured trumpeter Clifford Brown), this American artist has achieved greatest recognition while living in Europe and Japan. Hear Helen recorded with Gordon Beck, Stan Getz, Hank Jones et al, all this week on BLUE.

    July 27th - August 2nd

    They are described as a single-movement character piece usually written for solo piano. First created by Irishman John Field – forever associated with Frederic Chopin - but the list of nocturne composers is extensive. We’ll draw from that list all week – the dictionary defines them as “inspired by, or evocative of, the night”. Nocturnes - the perfect fit for  The Blue Of The Night.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:06
      Title: Con Le Stelle In Ciel
      Composer: Marini, Biagio
      Performer(s): Magdalena Kozena (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Magdalena Kozena (Soprano), Private Musicke
      Album: Lettere Amorose - Magdalena Kozena /Private Musicke /Pierre Pitzl, Deutsche Grammophon, 4778764
      Duration: 4:22
    • 22:11
      Title: Sonata In D Major, D 384 (Andante)
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Gil Shaham (Violin)
      Performer(s): Gil Shaham (Violin), Goran Sollscher (Guitar)
      Album: Love Moods, DG, 474 802-2
      Duration: 5:18
    • 22:17
      Title: Insensiblement
      Composer: Misraki, Paul
      Performer(s): Evan Christopher (Clarinets)
      Performer(s): Evan Christopher (Clarinets), Dave Blenkhorn (Guitar), Dave Kelbie (Guitar), Sebastien Girardot (Double Bass)
      Album: Django a la Creole, lejazzetal, LJCD09
      Duration: 5:40
    • 22:23
      Title: Je Voudrais
      Composer: Ithier, Hubert
      Performer(s): Imani Winds
      Performer(s): Imani Winds, Imani Winds, Rene Marie (Vocals), Joseph Tompkins (Percussion)
      Album: Josephine Baker - A Life of le Jazz Hot!, KOCH International Classics, KIC-CD-7696
      Duration: 3:24
    • 22:27
      Title: I'Ll Remember April -- Not Available
      Composer: De Paul/Johnston/Raye
      Performer(s): Artie Shaw (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Artie Shaw (Clarinet), Artie Shaw And His Orchestra
      Album: Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw, GRP Records, 0599532
      Duration: 3:16
    • 22:32
      Title: Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa'
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Alisdair Fraser (Fiddle), Natalie Haas (Cello)
      Performer(s): Alisdair Fraser (Fiddle), Natalie Haas (Cello)
      Album: Highlander's Farewell: Alsdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Culburnie Records, CUL 123D
      Duration: 5:09
    • 22:37
      Title: Seolta Geala
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Altan
      Performer(s): Altan, Jim Higgins (Bodhran)
      Album: Gleann Nimhe - The Poison Glen, Compass, 7 4571 2
      Duration: 3:59
    • 22:42
      Title: Far-Fhuadach A'Chlarsair (The Harper's Dismissel)
      Composer: Morison, Roderick
      Performer(s): Olov Johansson (Nyckelharpa), Catriona Mckay (Harp)
      Performer(s): Olov Johansson (Nyckelharpa), Catriona Mckay (Harp)
      Album: Olov Johansson & Catriona McKay: Foogy, Olov Johansson Musik, OJM009
      Duration: 4:28
    • 22:47
      Title: Algiers La Blanche
      Composer: Halferty, Tommy
      Performer(s): Tommy Halferty Trio
      Performer(s): Tommy Halferty Trio, Tommy Halferty (Guitar); Kevin Brady (Drums); Dave Fleming (Bass)
      Album: Burkina, Self Release
      Duration: 7:58
    • 22:56
      Title: False Persona
      Composer: Parkinson, Niamh
      Performer(s): I Am Niamh (Vocals, Cello, Piano)
      Performer(s): I Am Niamh (Vocals, Cello, Piano), Keith Lawless (Guitars,Bass, Percussion); William Parkinson (Drums)
      Album: I Am Niamh, Self Released EP, i am niamh
      Duration: 3:55
    • 23:00
      Title: Short And Sweet
      Composer: Spalding, Esperanza
      Performer(s): Esperenza Spalding (Bass/ Vocal)
      Performer(s): Esperenza Spalding (Bass/ Vocal), Entcho Todorov (Vln), Lois Martin (Vla), Dave Eggar (Cello), Leo Genovese (Piano, Rhodes, Melodica), Terri Lyne Carrington (Drums), Quintino Cinalli (Perc)
      Album: Chamber Music Society, Heads Up International, HUI-31810-02
      Duration: 5:52
    • 23:07
      Title: Nocturne In E Minor Op.72/1
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
      Album: Vladimir Horowitz - The Complete Masterworks Recordings Vol III, Sony Classical, SK53461
      Duration: 4:49
    • 23:12
      Title: Horizon Variations
      Composer: Richter, Max
      Performer(s): Max Richter
      Performer(s): Max Richter, Tilda Swinton (Reader)
      Album: The Blue Notebooks, Fat Cat Records, CD13-04
      Duration: 1:52
    • 23:14
      Title: The Heart Asks Pleasure First -- Not Available
      Composer: Nyman, Michael
      Performer(s): Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
      Album: Classic Love at the Movies ~~ PD OB, Decca, 4783015
      Duration: 2:15
    • 23:17
      Title: Recercada Quarta Sobre La Folia
      Composer: Ortiz, Diego
      Performer(s): Jordi Savall (Viola De Gamba)
      Performer(s): Jordi Savall (Viola De Gamba), Rolf Lislevand (Vihuela)
      Album: La Folia -- Av9805 ~~ G345402, Alia Vox, Av9805
      Duration: 1:30
    • 23:25
      Title: Cuba Street
      Composer: Metcalfe, John
      Performer(s): John Metcalfe (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Metcalfe (Guitar)
      Album: John Metcalfe: Scorching Bay (Recordno: Bbm1082/1) ~~ H737009, Black Box, Bbm1082/1
      Duration: 6:25
    • 23:32
      Title: Littel Mite
      Composer: Hession, Ronán
      Performer(s): Mumblin' Deaf Ro (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Mumblin' Deaf Ro (Guitar/Vocals), Donnchadh Hoey (Guitar); Conor Rapple (Bass); Joss Moorkens (Drums)
      Album: Dictionary Crimes, Popical Island, PI 515
      Duration: 4:14
    • 23:37
      Title: The Cosy Eye
      Composer: Lee, Eddie
      Performer(s): No Crows
      Performer(s): No Crows
      Album: Waiting for the Tide, WHRL, WHRL 0016
      Duration: 4:58
    • 23:42
      Title: Timeline
      Composer: Ferrante, Russell
      Performer(s): The Yellowjackets
      Performer(s): The Yellowjackets, Russell Ferrante(Piano); Jimmy Haslip(Bass); Bob Mintzer(Saxes/Clar); Will Kennedy(Drums)
      Album: Timeline (Recordno: MAC1058), Mack Avenue Records, MAC1058
      Duration: 5:11
    • 23:49
      Title: Piano Concerto In F Minor Op 114 (2nd Movement) Largo Con Gran Espressione
      Composer: Reger, Max
      Performer(s): Marc-Andre Hamelin (Piano)
      Performer(s): Marc-Andre Hamelin (Piano), Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
      Album: Reger Piano concerto in F Minor - Strauss Burleske, Hyperion, CDA67635
      Duration: 10:19
    • 00:01
      Title: Afterwards
      Composer: Lord, Jon
      Performer(s): Jermey Irons (Voice Of John Mortimer), Jon Lord (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jermey Irons (Voice Of John Mortimer), Jon Lord (Piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
      Album: Jon Lord: To Notice Such Things, Avie, AV2190
      Duration: 3:01
    • 00:02
      Title: Alexandra Leaving
      Composer: Cohen/Robinson
      Performer(s): Leonard Cohen
      Performer(s): Leonard Cohen
      Album: Ten New Songs, Columbia, 5012022
      Duration: 5:20
    • 00:08
      Title: Isla
      Composer: Towner/Abercrombie
      Performer(s): Ralph Towner (12 String); John Abercrombie (Electric Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ralph Towner (12 String); John Abercrombie (Electric Guitar)
      Album: RE: Solutions ECM Reissues 2014, ECM Sampler, ECM Sampler
      Duration: 6:25
    • 00:15
      Title: Leaving
      Composer: Abe, Daisuke
      Performer(s): Gretchen Parlato (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Gretchen Parlato (Vocal), Daisuke Abe (Guitar)
      Album: On My Way Back Home, Nagel Heyer, NH 2061
      Duration: 6:05
    • 00:22
      Title: Guitar Quintet No.4 In D G448 (4th Movement) Fandango
      Composer: Boccherini, Luigi
      Performer(s): Norbert Kraft (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Norbert Kraft (Guitar), Bonnie Silver (Harpsichord)
      Album: Music for Guitar and Harpsichord (Recordno: 8937), Chandos, 8937
      Duration: 4:54
    • 00:28
      Title: Mondnacht -- Not Available
      Composer: Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
      Album: Schumann: Lieder - Bonney / Ashkenazy, Decca, 4528981840
      Duration: 3:47
    • 00:33
      Title: Waldrid, On His Arrival At The Gates Of Paradise
      Composer: Macmillan, James
      Performer(s): Simon Mulligan (Piano)
      Performer(s): Simon Mulligan (Piano)
      Album: A Different World; The Music of James MacMillan, Estile Records, 84501 43002
      Duration: 3:06
    • 00:35
      Title: Strange Fruit -- Not Available
      Composer: Allan, L
      Performer(s): John Martyn (Vocal)
      Performer(s): John Martyn (Vocal), Spencer Cozens (Piano)
      Album: John Martyn: The Church with One Bell, Independiente, ISOM 3CD
      Duration: 4:03
    • 00:41
      Title: Moonpie
      Composer: Ballamy / Stronen / Fennesz / Molvaer
      Performer(s): Thomas Stroenen (Drums, Percussion, Electronics), Iain Ballamy (Saxophones, Electronics)
      Performer(s): Thomas Stroenen (Drums, Percussion, Electronics), Iain Ballamy (Saxophones, Electronics), Christian Fennesz (Guitars, Electronics), Nils Petter Molvaer (Trumpet)
      Album: Mercurial Balm - Food (Recordno: ECM 2269 370 9440), ECM Records, ECM 2269 370 9440
      Duration: 4:33
    • 00:45
      Title: Spinning Centers
      Composer: Wolfe, Chelsea
      Performer(s): Chelsea Wolfe (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Chelsea Wolfe (Guitar/Vocals), Ben Chisolm (Drums)
      Album: Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs, Sargent House, SHO90
      Duration: 3:09
    • 00:49
      Title: Gardermoen
      Composer: Kent, Julia
      Performer(s): Julia Kent (Cello)
      Performer(s): Julia Kent (Cello)
      Album: Delay (Recordno: Shayo012), Shayo, Shayo012
      Duration: 4:10
    • 00:54
      Title: Nocturne In C Sharp Minor Op.19/4
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): Maria Kliegel (Cello)
      Performer(s): Maria Kliegel (Cello), Rté National Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations ~~ CDG02688, Naxos, 8.550519
      Duration: 4:54

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