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 Thursday 5 June 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Berlin-based Agnes Obel is from Denmark originally. This week, we feature songs and instrumentals from the 2 albums she's recorded to date, including the late 2013 release Aventine

    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: Michelle
      Composer: Woods, Chris
      Performer(s): Chris Woods (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Chris Woods (Guitar)
      Album: Stories for Solo Guitar, Chris Woods Groove, Chris Woods Groove Download
      Duration: 4:41
    • 22:09
      Title: No Me Llores Mas
      Composer: Grinan, Luis Martinez
      Performer(s): Nah Youn Sun (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Nah Youn Sun (Vocal), Guaillaume Naud (E.Piano), David Georgelet (Perc), Vincent Peirani Accordian), Anel Chanfrault (Cello), Olivier Aude (Gtrs, Bass, Perc, Editing, Backing Vcls)
      Album: Down By Love (Recordno: CCk-8247), BIS Music, CCk-8247
      Duration: 4:42
    • 22:13
      Title: Newark Airport 2
      Composer: Lola Perrin
      Performer(s): Lola Perrin (Piano)
      Performer(s): Lola Perrin (Piano)
      Album: Fragile Light, World Quarter Music, WQMR00106LP
      Duration: 2:31
    • 22:17
      Title: Violin Sonata No 3 (1st Movement) Slow
      Composer: Delius, Frederick
      Performer(s): Susanne Stanzeleit (Violin)
      Performer(s): Susanne Stanzeleit (Violin), Gustav Fenyo (Piano)
      Album: Delius Violin Sonatas (Complete) - Susanne Stanzeleit (violin), NAXOS, 8572261
      Duration: 6:07
    • 22:24
      Title: Ubi Caritas -- Not Available
      Composer: Durufle, Maurice
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Winchester Cathedral Choir
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 724356178922), Virgin, 724356178922
      Duration: 2:36
    • 22:28
      Title: Here's To Life
      Composer: Butler / Molinary
      Performer(s): Mark Murphy (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Mark Murphy (Vocals), Till Brönner (Trumpet); Alex Minasian (Piano); Curtis Lundy (Double Bass); Steve Williams (Drums)
      Album: A Beautiful Friendship - A Tribute to Shirley Horn, Gearbox Records, GB1515
      Duration: 4:11
    • 22:31
      Title: Oh, Heavenly Salvation
      Composer: Brecht / Weill
      Performer(s): The Persuasions (Vocals)
      Performer(s): The Persuasions (Vocals)
      Album: September Songs - Various (Recordno: SK 63046), Sony Classical, SK 63046
      Duration: 3:36
    • 22:43
      Title: Hamadoun Toure
      Composer: Tomani And Sidiki Diabate
      Performer(s): Tomani And Sidiki Diabate
      Performer(s): Tomani And Sidiki Diabate
      Album: Toumani & Sidiki, World Circuit, WCD087
      Duration: 5:21
    • 22:50
      Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In B Flat Major (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Richard Goode (Piano)
      Performer(s): Richard Goode (Piano), Budapest Festival Orchestra
      Album: Beethoven: The Complete Piano Concertos, Nonesuch, 075597992830
      Duration: 8:07
    • 22:59
      Title: Concerto For Harmonica And Orchestra - Movement Ii - Andante
      Composer: Villa-Lobos, Heiter
      Performer(s): Sigmund Groven (Harmonica)
      Performer(s): Sigmund Groven (Harmonica), Norwegian Radio Orchestra,
      Album: Philharmonica - Sigmund Groven, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Christian Eggen: Conductor, Grappa Musikkforlag, PPC9050
      Duration: 6:31
    • 23:05
      Title: Jitterbug Waltz
      Composer: Waller, Fats
      Performer(s): Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Toots Thielemans (Harmonica)
      Performer(s): Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Toots Thielemans (Harmonica), Martin Taylor, Marc Fosset (Guitars), Brian Torff (Bass)
      Album: Bringing It Together, LiSem Enterprises, DKM801
      Duration: 3:58
    • 23:16
      Title: Eileen Mcmahon
      Composer: Trad Arr Jordan/Tallroth/Ljunggren
      Performer(s): Kathy Jordan(Vocals/Autoharp); Eddi Reader (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Kathy Jordan(Vocals/Autoharp); Eddi Reader (Vocals), Roger Tallroth (Guitars); Olav Johansson (Nykelharpa);
      Album: All the Way Home -- G2-10201 ~~ PD CC, Blix Street Records, G2-10201
      Duration: 6:09
    • 23:25
      Title: Martha
      Composer: Waits, Tom
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)
      Album: Asylum Years ~~ B21755c, WEA, 7559604942
      Duration: 4:29
    • 23:29
      Title: Desert Rain
      Composer: David Lanz
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Session Orchestra
      Album: The Best Of Narada New Age (Recordno: 72438-12157-2-2), Narada, 72438-12157-2-2
      Duration: 3:30
    • 23:32
      Title: Pretty Little Martha
      Composer: Wainwright, Loudon
      Performer(s): Loudon Wainwright (Vocal, Banjo)
      Performer(s): Loudon Wainwright (Vocal, Banjo)
      Album: Final Exam, Acadia, ACAD 8143
      Duration: 2:30
    • 23:37
      Title: Felicidade
      Composer: De Moraes, Vincius/Jobim Ac
      Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)
      Album: Cayendo ~~ PD CC, Sonatina Records, SR001
      Duration: 4:10
    • 23:42
      Title: (Getting Some) Fun Out Of Life
      Composer: Burke/Leslie
      Performer(s): Madeleine Peyroux (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Madeleine Peyroux (Vocal)
      Album: Michael Parkinson - My Life in Music - CD2, Reprise, 2564 69350 6
      Duration: 3:15
    • 23:45
      Title: Glade
      Composer: Arcoleo, Josh
      Performer(s): Josh Arcoleo (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Josh Arcoleo (Tenor Saxophone), Ivo Neame (Piano), Callum Gourlay (Double Bass), James Maddren (Drums)
      Album: Beginnings - Josh Arcoleo, Edition Records, EDN1030
      Duration: 5:34
    • 23:53
      Title: She Moves Through The Fair
      Composer: Trad Arr Shorter
      Performer(s): Wayne Shorter (Tenor/Sop Sax)
      Performer(s): Wayne Shorter (Tenor/Sop Sax), Brian Blade (Drums), Danilo Perez( Piano) John Patitucci (Bass)
      Album: Alegria, Verve, 543 558-2
      Duration: 4:39
    • 00:04
      Title: Suite From The Fairy Queen - Prelude Rondeau
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Piers Adams (Recorder) Julia Bishop (Violin) Angela East (Cello) Howard Beach (Harpsichord), Red Priest
      Album: Nightmare in Venice / Vivaldi, Corelli, LeStrange and others, Dorian Recordings, DOR90305
      Duration: 4:28
    • 00:08
      Title: If Grief Has Any Pow'r To Kill
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals), Giovanna Pessi (Baroque Harp) Jane Achtman (Viola De Gamba) Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)
      Album: If Grief Could Wait, ECM, ECM 2226 277 7197
      Duration: 3:05
    • 00:12
      Title: I Feel A Smile Coming On
      Composer: Wood, Chris
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Two Duos Quartet
      Album: Half As Happy As We (Recordno: Rufcd07), Ruf Records, Rufcd07
      Duration: 5:36
    • 00:17
      Title: A Whole Life Lived
      Composer: Wood, Chris
      Performer(s): Chris Wood
      Performer(s): Chris Wood, Neil Harland (Bass), Justin Mitchell (Hammond)
      Album: None the Wiser, RUF, RUFCD013
      Duration: 4:36
    • 00:24
      Title: Back At The Chicken Shack
      Composer: Smith, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Jimmy Smith (Hammond Organ)
      Performer(s): Jimmy Smith (Hammond Organ)
      Album: The Hammond Organ Collection (Recordno: 7243 5 25896 2 3), HMV, 7243 5 25896 2 3
      Duration: 8:02
    • 00:32
      Title: Dream --
      Composer: Mercer, Johnny
      Performer(s): Jimmy Scott (Vocals), Milt Jackson (Vibes)
      Performer(s): Jimmy Scott (Vocals), Milt Jackson (Vibes), Junior Mance (Piano), Ron Carter (Bass), Peyton Crossley (Drums)
      Album: Dream (Recordno: 9362-45629-2), Sire / Warner Bros / Blue Horizon, 9362-45629-2
      Duration: 4:44
    • 00:37
      Title: St Christopher Water
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Mumblin Deaf Ro
      Performer(s): Mumblin Deaf Ro
      Album: Dictionary Crimes, Popical Island, PI 515
      Duration: 4:05
    • 00:43
      Title: Nocturne In D Flat Major Op.27 No.2: Lento Sostenuto
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Lang Lang
      Performer(s): Lang Lang
      Album: Lang Lang Live at Carnegie Hall, Deutsche Grammophon, 4777564
      Duration: 6:41
    • 00:49
      Title: Starless
      Composer: Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James
      Performer(s): Rachel Unthank (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Rachel Unthank (Vocals), The Unthanks, Lizzie Jones (Trumpet),
      Album: The Unthanks: Last ~~ PD RB, EMI, 095 5942
      Duration: 6:00
    • 00:55
      Title: Prelude: Song Of The Gulls
      Composer: Fripp, Robert
      Performer(s): Robin Miller (Oboe), Mark Charig (Cornet)
      Performer(s): Robin Miller (Oboe), Mark Charig (Cornet), Harry Miller (String Bass); King Crimson
      Album: Islands - King Crimson 40th Anniversary Series, Panegyric, KCSP4
      Duration: 4:16

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