The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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    Coming up on Monday's programme...

    Dec 22. Carl will be spending some quality time at home for the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, Eamonn continues to pace the selections - and himself - during these early stages of his marathon Christmas run.

    Tonight, we'll hear a sample from a new CD of Schumann string quartets; recent Chick Corea; folk duo The Hut People; part of a cello sonata by Charles Alkan; Kate Bush, from "Directors' Cut"; the ambient electric guitar of Eivind Aarset (pictured, © Salvatore Bosco); 2 new seasonal recordings by Irish artists (see Blue Tunes below) including one from Caitriona O'Leary with Tom Jones and Rosanne Cash; folk artist Jackson C. Frank; jazz musician/composer/bandleader Sean Jones; and a reduction of Stravinsky's "The Rite Of Spring" for two piano-players. Please note: a slightly delayed commencement anticpated tonight - start-time of no later  than 10:10pm...

     

    The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Tuesday 12 August 2014

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    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.

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    "The Wexord Carols" - Caitriona O'Leary et al, and Chamber Choir Ireland: December 22nd - 28th

    Two new Irish releases are under the Christmas Week spotlight; Traditional Carols from the Old and New World by Chamber Choir Ireland (directed by Paul Hillier); and Heresy Records' "The Wexford Carols" - Dulra's Caitriona O'Leary joined by Tom Jones, Roseanne Cash and Rhiannon Giddens for this Joe Henry production. Blue guarantees an eclectic, cool Yule...

     

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
      Composer: Taylor, Billy/Dallas
      Performer(s): Billy Taylor (Piano)
      Performer(s): Billy Taylor (Piano), Billy Taylor Trio
      Album: 101 Dinner Party Songs, EMI, 50999 3 06358 2 1/VTCDX 975
      Duration: 3:39
    • 22:07
      Title: Nobody's Fault But Mine
      Composer: Johnson, Blind Willie
      Performer(s): Nina Simone (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Nina Simone (Vocal, Piano)
      Album: Nina Simone and Piano, RCA, 07863 68100 2
      Duration: 3:02
    • 22:11
      Title: Concerto For Bandoneon, Strings And Percussion (2nd Movement) Moderato
      Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): Pablo Mainetti (Bandoneon)
      Performer(s): Orquestra De Cambra Teatre Lliure
      Album: Astor Piazzolla - Concerto For Bandoneon, Harmonia Mundi, HMG 501595
      Duration: 7:39
    • 22:19
      Title: Broken Butterflies
      Composer: Williams, Lucinda
      Performer(s): Lucinda Williams (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Lucinda Williams (Vocals), Bo Ramsey (El Guitar), Charlie Sexton (Rhythm Gtr), David Mansfield (Vln), Tony Garnier (Bs), Jim Keltner (Dms)
      Album: Essence, Lost Highway, 170 197-2
      Duration: 5:40
    • 22:24
      Title: Antartica
      Composer: Coldrick, Pat
      Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Pat Coldrick (Guitar)
      Album: City Jam
      Duration: 6:10
    • 22:31
      Title: Waltz For Debby
      Composer: Evans, Bill
      Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano)
      Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano), Scott Lafaro (Bass), Paul Motian (Drums)
      Album: Waltz For Debby, Riverside, OJCD20 210-2
      Duration: 6:59
    • 22:38
      Title: Violin Sonata In B Major - Movement Ii - Andante Molto Tranquillo
      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: 9:34
    • 22:48
      Title: Maggie Said
      Composer: Merchant, Natalie
      Performer(s): Natalie Merchant
      Performer(s): Natalie Merchant
      Album: Natalie Merchant, Nonesuch, 7559-79571-7
      Duration: 4:23
    • 22:52
      Title: Sleepy Maggie
      Composer: Trad Arr Mooney
      Performer(s): Shona Mooney (Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Susanna Pell (Viol), Andy Watt (Guitar, Mandolin)
      Album: Northumbrian Exchanges, sfz Music, SFZM0114
      Duration: 5:44
    • 22:59
      Title: In Ma Ain Country
      Composer: Trad Arr Sadeina Eddi Reader/Angus Aird
      Performer(s): Eddi Reader (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Eddi Reader (Vocals)
      Album: Vagabond, Reveal Records, Digi Pack
      Duration: 3:27
    • 23:03
      Title: Spring Song
      Composer: Husband, Gary
      Performer(s): Gary Husband (Piano), Alex Machacek (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Gary Husband (Piano), Alex Machacek (Guitar)
      Album: Now, Abstractlogix, ABLX 041
      Duration: 4:40
    • 23:08
      Title: Persuasion
      Composer: Thompson, Richard
      Performer(s): Richard Thompson (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Richard Thompson (Guitar/Vocals)
      Album: Acoustic Classics, Beeswing Records, Beeswing Records
      Duration: 3:56
    • 23:12
      Title: Good Night
      Composer: Janacek, Leos
      Performer(s): Iva Bittova (Violin)
      Performer(s): Iva Bittova (Violin), Netherlands Wind Ensemble
      Album: Dance Of The Vampires, Netherland Blazers Ensemble, NBECD003
      Duration: 2:59
    • 23:16
      Title: Quartet No.1 In A Major (2nd Movement) Adagio Molto
      Composer: Thuille, Ludwig
      Performer(s): Allegri Quartet
      Performer(s): Ofer Falk, Rafael Todes (Violins), Dorothea Vogel (Viola), Vanessa Lucas-Smith (Cello)
      Album: Ludwig Thuille: The String Quartets, Champs Hill Records, CHRCD077
      Duration: 5:56
    • 23:22
      Title: The Customs Of The Age Disturbed
      Composer: Leon, Craig
      Performer(s): Craig Leon (All Instruments)
      Performer(s): Craig Leon (All Instruments)
      Album: Early Electronic Works - Nommos, Visiting, Aparté, AP083
      Duration: 7:44
    • 23:31
      Title: Looking Back
      Composer: Rowles / Ernst
      Performer(s): Kate Mcgarry (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Kate Mcgarry (Vocals), Keith Ganz (Guitars), Gary Versace (Keyboards), Et Al
      Album: Girl Talk, Palmetto Records, PM 2152
      Duration: 5:39
    • 23:37
      Title: Kangita
      Composer: Smith, Tommy
      Performer(s): Tommy Smith (Shakuhachi)
      Performer(s): Tommy Smith (Shakuhachi)
      Album: Mira - Arild Andersen, ECM Records, ECM 2307 372 8782
      Duration: 1:41
    • 23:38
      Title: Once
      Composer: Marling, Laura
      Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal)
      Album: Once I Was An Eagle, Virgin Records, 006023738618
      Duration: 3:38
    • 23:43
      Title: Tromba Lontana
      Composer: Adams, John
      Performer(s): Gareth Bimson & Martin Hurrell (Trumpets)
      Performer(s): Gareth Bimson & Martin Hurrell (Trumpets), Bbc Symphony Orchestra
      Album: John Adams: Tromba Lontana, Violin Concerto, The Wound-Dresser, Late Junction, BBCLJ30012
      Duration: 4:19
    • 23:47
      Title: String Symphony No.12 In G Minor (2nd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): London Festival Orchestra
      Performer(s): London Festival Orchestra
      Album: Mendelssohn: Twelve String Symphonies, Hyperion, CDS44081/3
      Duration: 6:50
    • 23:55
      Title: El Mestre
      Composer: Catalan Traditional
      Performer(s): Arianna Savall (Voice, Harp), Petter Udland Johansen (Voice, Hardingfele, Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Arianna Savall (Voice, Harp), Petter Udland Johansen (Voice, Hardingfele, Mandolin), Sveinung Lillegier (Guitar, Dobro, Voice), Minguel Angel Cordero (Double Bass, Voice), David Mayoral (Percussion
      Album: Hirundo Maris, ECM, ECM New Series 2227 278 4395
      Duration: 6:33
    • 00:03
      Title: Somewhere Over The Rainbow
      Composer: Arlen, Harold
      Performer(s): Ferran Savall (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ferran Savall (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Impro, Alia Vox, AVSA9906
      Duration: 4:07
    • 00:06
      Title: Tess
      Composer: Surman, John
      Performer(s): John Surman (Reeds)
      Performer(s): John Taylor (Piano), Chris Laurence (Bass), John Marshall (Drums)
      Album: Stranger Than Fiction, ECM Records, 521 850-2
      Duration: 6:44
    • 00:12
      Title: Wolfcry
      Composer: Porter, Gregory
      Performer(s): Gregory Porter (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Chip Crawford (Piano)
      Album: Liquid Spirit, Blue Note / Universal, 0602537410538
      Duration: 4:10
    • 00:17
      Title: Nocturne No. 11 In F Sharp Minor
      Composer: Faure, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
      Album: Faure: Piano Music complete - Jean-Philippe Collard, Brilliant Classics, 93007
      Duration: 4:24
    • 00:24
      Title: Konzertmusik For Solo Viola & Chamber Orchestra (2nd Part, 1st Movement)
      Composer: Hindemith, Paul
      Performer(s): Tabea Zimmermann (Viola)
      Performer(s): Tabea Zimmermann (Viola), Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin
      Album: Hindemith - Complete Viola Works (Recordno: MYR010), Myrios Classics, MYR010
      Duration: 3:23
    • 00:28
      Title: Nones But The Rain
      Composer: Van Zandt, Townes
      Performer(s): Townes Van Zandt (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Townes Van Zandt (Guitar)
      Album: Legend: The Very Best of Townes van Zandt (Recordno: SNAP 294 CD), Licensemusic, SNAP 294 CD
      Duration: 2:21
    • 00:31
      Title: One Day
      Composer: Taylor, Martin
      Performer(s): Tommy Emmanuel (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Martin Taylor (Guitar)
      Album: The Colonel & The Governor, Mesa / Blue Moon, 2307
      Duration: 3:55
    • 00:34
      Title: Bridges And Balloons
      Composer: Newsom, Joanna
      Performer(s): Joanna Newsom (Vocal & Harp)
      Performer(s): Joanna Newsom (Vocal & Harp)
      Album: The Milk-Eyed Mender, Drag City, DC263CD
      Duration: 3:42
    • 00:39
      Title: Akh Im Champen
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Gevorg Dabagian (Duduk)
      Performer(s): Gevorg Dabagian (Duduk)
      Album: The Music Of Armenia ~~ R410508, Celestial Harmonies, 13111-2
      Duration: 3:48
    • 00:42
      Title: Somebody's Missing
      Composer: Brown, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Benny Brown (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
      Performer(s): Benny Brown Band
      Album: Brown, Phonobrothers, PB.14.005
      Duration: 7:11
    • 00:52
      Title: Four Little Piano Pieces - Iii: Adagio
      Composer: Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Paul Lewis (Piano)
      Performer(s): Paul Lewis (Piano)
      Album: Liszt - Sonata in B Minor, Piano Works, Harmonia Mundi, HMA1951845
      Duration: 1:34
    • 00:54
      Title: Some Other Time
      Composer: Bernstein/Comden/Green
      Performer(s): Tony Bennett (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Tony Bennett (Vocal), Bill Evans (Piano)
      Album: Sings For Lovers, Concord Records, 0025218902328
      Duration: 4:43

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