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 16 July 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

    Julian Bream fell in love with the guitar aged nine on hearing Django Reinhardt; he's 81 this week - we honour him on Blue with selections from his varied catalogue.

    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: String Quartet No.14 In A Flat Major (3rd Movement) Lento E Molto Cantabile
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Szymanowski Quartet
      Album: Haydn, Bacewicz, Dvorak: String Quartets - Szymanowski Quartet, Avie, AV2092
      Duration: 8:18
    • 22:16
      Title: Jurna
      Composer: Trad Arr Jack Talty/Neil O'Loghlen
      Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu; Jack Talty (Concertinas/Electronics); Neil O'Loghlen (Bass,Flute,Whistle)
      Performer(s): Ensemble Eriu; Jack Talty (Concertinas/Electronics); Neil O'Loghlen (Bass,Flute,Whistle), Mattehw Berrill(Clarinet); Mathew Jacobson (Percussion); Jeremy Spencer (Fiddle); Una Mcginty (Fiddle);, Patrick Groenland (Guitar); Sam Perkin(Keys); Colm O'Hara (Trombone); Saileog Ni Cheannabhain (Voice)
      Album: Ensemble Eriu -- RRCD004, Raelach Records, RRCD004
      Duration: 8:59
    • 22:24
      Title: Tebsakh Dalet / A Green Acacia
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Bombino (Vocals & Guitar)
      Performer(s): Bombino (Vocals & Guitar)
      Album: Agadez : Bombino, Cumbancha, CMBCD 20
      Duration: 5:09
    • 22:31
      Title: Simple Twist Of Fate
      Composer: Dylan Bob
      Performer(s): Sarah Jarosz
      Performer(s): Sarah Jarosz (Vocals), Nathaniel Smith (Cello)
      Album: Build Me Up From Bones, Sugar Hill SUGCD4093, SUGCD4093
      Duration: 5:08
    • 22:36
      Title: Blind Willie Mctell
      Composer: Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s): Austin Durack (Acoustic Guitar)
      Performer(s): Austin Durack (Acoustic Guitar)
      Album: Drops Of Jazz,, AMD004
      Duration: 2:20
    • 22:41
      Title: Piano Sonata In A Flat (1st Movement) Moderato
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Alfred Brendel (Piano)
      Performer(s): Alfred Brendel (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven (Recordno: 412789-2), Philips, 412789-2
      Duration: 6:49
    • 22:48
      Title: Floren's Dance
      Composer: Buckley, Hugh
      Performer(s): Cian Boylan (Piano)
      Performer(s): Cian Boylan (Piano), Hugh Buckley (Guitar); Damian Evans (Dbl Bass)
      Album: Soulful Days, Lucca Records,
      Duration: 4:17
    • 22:53
      Title: I'Ve Seen It All
      Composer: Bjork
      Performer(s): Bjork (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Bjork (Vocal), Brodsky Quartet
      Album: Moodswings -- BRD3501 ~~ B2162205, Brodsky Records, BRD3501
      Duration: 6:04
    • 23:03
      Title: Glima
      Composer: Johannsson
      Performer(s): Johann Johannsson
      Performer(s): Johann Johannsson, The Formalist Quartet
      Album: Transcendentalism EP (Recordno LP13-19P), Fat Cat Records, LP13-19P
      Duration: 3:44
    • 23:08
      Title: A Dear Old Southland
      Composer: Toussaint
      Performer(s): Allen Toussaint (Piano)
      Performer(s): Allen Toussaint (Piano), Jay Bellerose (Drums), Nicholas Payton (Trumpet), David Pilch (Double Bass), Don Byron (Clarinet) Marc Ribot (Guitar)
      Album: The Bright Mississippi (Recordno: PRO400076), Nonesuch, PRO400076
      Duration: 6:18
    • 23:15
      Title: Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
      Performer(s): Alison Krauss (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Alison Krauss (Vocals)
      Album: Masters Of The Folk Violin, Arhoolie, CD 334
      Duration: 2:57
    • 23:17
      Title: That Old Thing
      Composer: Fleck
      Performer(s): Bela Fleck And The Halftones
      Performer(s): Bela Fleck And The Halftones
      Album: Outbound, Columbia, 4989212
      Duration: 3:12
    • 23:23
      Title: Concerto For Viola And Orchestra - Adagio
      Composer: Bach, Johann Christian
      Performer(s): Hartmut Rohde (Viola)
      Performer(s): Hartmut Rohde (Viola), Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Music for Meditation II. vol.1 Silence, Arte Nova, 743216751221
      Duration: 5:42
    • 23:29
      Title: Gigue -- Suite, S.996 In E Minor
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Album: Baroque Guitar Julian Bream ~~ PD OB, RCA VIctor Red Seal, 60494-2-RV
      Duration: 3:28
    • 23:33
      Title: Angel Eyes -- Angel Eyes
      Composer: Denis/Brent
      Performer(s): Mark Murphy (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Mark Murphy (Vocal), Frank Chastenier (Piano); Christian Von Kaphengst (Bass); Sebastian Merk (Drums); Karl Schloz (Guitar)
      Album: Love Is What Stays ~~ E389202, Verve, 060251714489
      Duration: 8:06
    • 23:42
      Title: All Through The Night
      Composer: Porter, Cole
      Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocal), Buddy Bregman's Orchestra
      Album: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (Recordno: 5372572) ~~ E225401, Verve, 5372572
      Duration: 3:17
    • 23:45
      Title: Sans Melodie Too
      Composer: Beck, Gordon
      Performer(s): Gordon Beck (Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Gordon Beck (Keyboards)
      Album: The French Connection I & II, JMS, JMS 186 48-2
      Duration: 8:01
    • 23:55
      Title: Armenia
      Composer: Farinha, Quim
      Performer(s): Jivan Gasparyan (Duduk)
      Performer(s): Jivan Gasparyan (Duduk), Berroguetto
      Album: Hepta (Recordno: BOA 10002029), Sargadelos, BOA 10002029
      Duration: 3:13
    • 23:58
      Title: Starving Soul
      Composer: Wallumrod, Susanna K.
      Performer(s): Susanna K. Wallumrod (Piano, Vocals)
      Performer(s): Susanna K. Wallumrod (Piano, Vocals), Emmett Kelly (Guitars(, Jeremy Gara (Drums), Jo Berger Myhre (Bass)
      Album: Susanna: Wild Dog, Rune Gramofon, RCD2128
      Duration: 3:50
    • 00:03
      Title: Stompin' At Gagarin
      Composer: C. Wallumrod
      Performer(s): Christian Wallumrod
      Performer(s): Christian Wallumrod, Christain Wallumrod Ensemble
      Album: A Year From Easter, ECM, ECM1901
      Duration: 4:23
    • 00:07
      Title: Magnificat -- Not Available
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kaia Urb (Soprano), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Hmu907401), Harmonia Mundi, Hmu907401
      Duration: 7:12
    • 00:17
      Title: Barbara Allen -- Not Available
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Claire-Anne Lynch (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Claire-Anne Lynch (Vocal), North Cregg
      Album: North Cregg: The Rose and Barndance, Greentrax, CDTRAX308
      Duration: 4:17
    • 00:21
      Title: Ov Zarmanali
      Composer: Gomidas Vardabet/Komitas
      Performer(s): Jan Garbarek (Sax)
      Performer(s): Jan Garbarek (Sax), Hilliard Ensemble
      Album: Officium Novum (Recordno: ECM 2125), ECM, ECM 2125
      Duration: 4:11
    • 00:26
      Title: A Coral Room
      Composer: Bush, Kate
      Performer(s): Kate Bush (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Kate Bush (Vocal)
      Album: Aerial, EMI, 0946 3 43960 2 8
      Duration: 6:12
    • 00:32
      Title: What Is It?
      Composer: Kennedy, Karac
      Performer(s): Karac Kennedy (Vocals/Guitar/Electronics)
      Performer(s): Karac Kennedy (Vocals/Guitar/Electronics)
      Album: Defiance ~~ PD CC, Self Released
      Duration: 5:04
    • 00:38
      Title: Prelude No.10 In B Minor (Lento)
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Album: Rachmaninov - 24 Preludes - Steven Osborne, hyperion, CDA67700
      Duration: 5:50
    • 00:51
      Title: Silence
      Composer: Haden, Charlie
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Bass), Chet Baker (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Bass), Chet Baker (Trumpet), Enrico Pieranunzi (Piano), Billy Higgins (Drums)
      Album: Silence - Charlie Haden (Recordno: 121172-2), Black Saint, 121172-2
      Duration: 8:44

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