The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Monday 11 August 2014

This Week on Blue....

Carl is joined this Wednesday by pianist Francesco Turrisi and vocalist Michelle O'Rourke for a Blue of the Night session. Both have previously been featured on Blue individually but the two musicians will collaborate and perform their imaginative and thoughtful interpretations of music from the early 17th century in advance of their performance at the final Kaleidoscope of the season next week June. Francesco is guest curator for this final Kaleidoscope and will tell us a little about the lineup for this popular monthly music event at the Bello Bar in Dublin


Last Week on Blue....

Pianist Ivan Ilic is a regular visitor to Ireland. He paid Carl a visit for a Blue of the Night Session recently and you can listen to the entire interview and session below, and watch exclusive video footage. 

The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

Bill Evans, an influential pianist influenced by both Debussy and Bud Powell, was born 85 years ago. This week, Eamonn presents some of Evans' finest solo, duo and trio recordings.


It's been a sad year for the music world with the loss of many iconic figures. One of our own legends, jazz guitarist Louis Stewart left us earlier this year. Louis' musical legacy is recognised and lauded in the international jazz world. At home in Ireland, where he chose to base himself even at the peak of his international fame, he became a friend and mentor to many in a burgeoning jazz community. His loss is immense. In March 2014, Louis was the featured artist on The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran. This special programme features many of Louis' wonderful performances and his chat with Carl, recalling his early days and the highlights of his international career.

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Music Played on the Show


Title: String Quartet No. 5 (1991) (Iv)

Composer: Glass, Philip

Performer(s): The Dublin Guitar Quartet

Album: The Dublin Guitar Quartet Performs Philip Glass / Orange Mountain Music/Music Network / OMM 0092

Duration: 5:03


Title: Children's Play Song

Composer: Evans

Performer(s): Eddie Gomez (Bass), Session Orchestra

Album: From Left to Right / Verve / 557451-2

Duration: 4:21


Title: The Earth Turns (Studio)

Composer: Doyle, Roger

Performer(s): Alex Smith (Boy Soprano), Roger Doyle (Progamming); Vyvienne Long (Cello)

Album: The Death By Fire Of Giordano Bruno -- Advance Promo / Heresy Records / Advance Promo

Duration: 2:57


Title: Ride

Composer: Sylvian, David

Performer(s): David Sylvian, Danny Thompson, Steve Jansen, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Phil Palmer, David Torn, Mark Isham

Album: Everything And Nothing / Virgin Records / CDVD2897 7243 8 50017 2 7

Duration: 8:00


Title: La Pendule (The Pendulum Clock)

Composer: Silver, Sheila

Performer(s): Alexander Paley (Piano)

Album: Sheila Silver - Piano Concerto, Six Preludes... / Naxos / 8.557015

Duration: 6:01


Title: When Were You Happy?

Composer: Marling, Laura

Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal)

Album: Once I Was An Eagle / Virgin Records / 006023738618

Duration: 3:53


Title: Kala Djula

Composer: Trad arr. Toure and Diabate

Performer(s): Ali Farka Toure (Guitar), Toumani Diabate (Kora)

Album: Ali and Toumani / World Circuit / WCD083

Duration: 3:27


Title: I Courted A Sailor

Composer: Rusby, Kate

Performer(s): Kate Rusby (Vocal), Ian Carr (Guitar), Ewan Vernal (Double Bass), Andy Cutting (Accordian), John Mccusker (Fiddle)

Album: Kate Rusby: Little Lights / Pure / Prcd07

Duration: 4:03


Title: Lacrimosa: Requiem In D Minor

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Bbc Symphony Orchestra, John Alldis Choir

Album: Mozart: Requiem / Philips / 420353-2

Duration: 3:07


Title: The Morning After

Composer: Jones, Sean

Performer(s): Orrin Evans (Piano), Luques Curtis (Bass), Obed Calvaire (Drums)

Album: - Never Before Seen / Mac Avenue / MAC 1080

Duration: 7:14


Title: Northern Lights

Composer: McLoughlin, Dave

Performer(s): Dave Mcloughlin (Bouzouki), Ray Cohen (Fiddle/Guitar); Anna Houston (Cello); Bernard Tohill (Guitar)

Album: Above and Below The Tide / Dave McLoughlin / DMCL01

Duration: 4:37


Title: Variations On A Theme By Mozart

Composer: Sor, Fernando

Performer(s): Tilman Hoppstock (Guitar)

Album: Alhambra - Spanish Guitar Music / Christophorus Records / CHE 0194-2

Duration: 7:37


Title: Rondo Capriccioso In E Major

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Howard Shelley (Piano)

Album: Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music - 2 / Hyperion / CDA68059

Duration: 6:36


Title: Turning The Gun On Myself

Composer: Thompson, Teddy

Performer(s): Jeff Hill (Bass), Marius De Vries (Keyboards, Percussion)

Album: A Piece of What You Need / Verve / 1779769

Duration: 4:20


Title: Song

Composer: Monk, Daniel

Performer(s): Brodsky Quartet

Album: Moodswings / Bordsky Records / BRD3501

Duration: 3:16


Title: Ohne Olga

Composer: Dopp, Andreas

Performer(s): Andreas Dopp (Electric Guitar, Zither, Glockenspiel)

Album: Taiga Taxi / Blacklisted Records / BCD 080801-16

Duration: 3:07


Title: Here's That Rainy Day

Composer: Burke / Van Heusen

Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano)

Album: Alone / Pirouet / 833 801-2

Duration: 5:21


Title: Bonnie Boy

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Shirley Collins (Vocals, Banjo), Dolly Collins (Organ), Bram Martin (Cello)

Album: The Power of the True Love Knot / Fledg'ling / FLED 3028

Duration: 3:42


Title: Stars

Composer: Yangchen, Soname

Performer(s): Soname Yangchen (Vocals), Charlson Ximenes (Guitar), Sonny Thet (Cello), Jai Burama Mbye (Kora), Jan Robert Blumenroth (Tibetan Lute)...

Album: Natural Mind - Soname / Enja Records / TIP-888 852 2

Duration: 4:04


Title: I Know My Way

Composer: Van Schothorst, Anne; Van Luijt, Bob

Performer(s): Anne Van Schothorst (Harp), Bob Nan Luijt (Bass/Samples)

Album: Ek is Eik: Anne Vanschothorst Harp + Bass + Percussion + Trumpet + Viola da Gamba / Big Round Records / BR893Z

Duration: 4:18


Title: Piano Concerto No.3 (2nd Movement) Largo

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Beethoven - Piano Concertos 3 & 4 / Onyx / 92.682

Duration: 9:50


Title: Still Learning

Composer: Jansen, Arne

Performer(s): Arne Jansen (Guitars), Andreas Edelmann (Bass), Eric Schaefer (Drums), Friedrich Paravicini (Keyboards, Vibes), Stephan Braun (Cello)

Album: The Sleep Of Reason - Ode To Goya (Recordno: 9539-2) / Act Music / 9539-2

Duration: 6:07


Title: Little Green

Composer: Mitchell, Joni

Performer(s): Tierney Sutton (Vocals), Turtle Island Quartet

Album: After Blue / BFM Jazz / Challenge Records / BFM77056

Duration: 4:53


Title: The Silence Beneath

Composer: Travis / Fripp

Performer(s): Theo Travis (Flute, Soprano Saxophone), Robert Fripp (Guitar)

Album: Thread / Panegyric / gyrcd001

Duration: 8:35


Title: Ego Flos Campi

Composer: Bertolusi, Vincenzo

Performer(s): The Sixteen

Album: The Blossoming Vine / Coro / COR16123

Duration: 3:44


Title: Música Callada, Book 1 - Vii: Lento

Composer: Mompou, Federico

Performer(s): Jean-Francois Heisser (Piano)

Album: Federico Mompou - Música Callada (CD / Book) / Musicales Actes Sud / ASM 13

Duration: 3:08


Title: Sweet Rosemary (Demo Version)

Composer: Denny, Sandy

Performer(s): Sandy Denny (Vocal, Guitar)

Album: The Music Weaver (2-CD) (Recordno: 530 725 9) / Island / Universal / 530 725 9

Duration: 3:01


Title: Hold On

Composer: Waits/brennan

Performer(s): Freddie White & Trish Hickey

Album: Here With You / Littledon Records / LDCD120

Duration: 4:53


Title: Timothy Grub

Composer: Bunyan

Performer(s): Vashti Bunyan (Vocal)

Album: Just Another Diamond Day / Spinney / SPINNEY001CD

Duration: 3:15


Title: Blue In Green

Composer: Davis

Performer(s): Miles Davis

Album: Kind of Blue / Columbia/legacy / 88697 47627 2

Duration: 5:47


Title: Threnos

Composer: Tavener, John

Performer(s): Natalie Clein (Cello)

Album: Essential Tavener / Decca / 478 6424

Duration: 5:50



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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