The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme...

    Nov 23.  Tonight, we hear a new recording of Saint-Saens' "La muse et le poete"; Stanley Clarke, recorded live in Japan with Chick Corea; 3 x Lennon McCartney; part of a mass by Guillaume Dufay; solo Abdullah Ibrahim; Babe Kyro (or Karo) Lemon Turner sings about "Black Ace"; Claudia Schwab plays the violin; also coming our way, the last selection of the week from Anouar Brahem (see BLUE TUNES, below), specifically a track from the CD "The Astounding Eyes Of Rita"; Eddie Vedder, on ukelele; the slow movement of a string quartet by Smetana; and Matt Dennis, bemoaning the sale of a cottage. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 23 November 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Rooted in Arabic music with contemporary jazz sensibilities, Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem creates a unique delicate sound. He's our focus all this week.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -


    Anouar Brahem: November 17th - 23rd

    Tunisian oud-player Anouar Brahem has over the years created his own delicate sound – deeply rooted in Arabic classical and folk music yet infused with contemporary jazz sensibilities. His music is the real example of fusion – a troubadour of world music; Brahem’s extensive catalogue on ECM Records is our Blue Tunes focus all this week.

    Teddy Wilson: November 24th - 30th

    From the 1930s until the 1980s, Teddy Wilson provided accompaniment for Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Benny Goodman, Lester Young et al. He was Billie Holiday's musical director and made a number of fine albums under his own name. This polished pianist is featured each night this week on Blue.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Like Lisa
      Composer: Schwab, Claudia
      Performer(s): Claudia Schwab (Fiddles, Harmonium, Voice, Percussion)
      Performer(s): Seamie O'Dowd (Guitar), Marti Tarn (Bass), Eamonn Cagney (Djembe, Cymbals, Congas, Percussion)
      Album: Amber Sands, Self Release, AM212
      Duration: 6:23
    • 22:07
      Title: Cantus Articus - Iii: Swans Migrating
      Composer: Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Performer(s): Lahti Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): Lahti Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Einojuhani Rautavaara - Angel of Light..., BIS, BIS-CD-1038
      Duration: 6:59
    • 22:21
      Title: Cityscape
      Composer: Landry, Dana
      Performer(s): Dana Landry Trio
      Performer(s): Dana Landry (Piano)
      Album: Memphis Skyline, Artist Alliance Records,
      Duration: 5:55
    • 22:30
      Title: La Muse Et Le Poete
      Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): Antje Weithaas (Violin)
      Album: The Romantic Cello Concerto - 5: Saint-Saens, Hyperion, CDA68002
      Duration: 15:39
    • 22:44
      Title: Let It Be
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Nick Cave (Vocals), Chaz Jankel (Piano), Mickey Gallagher (Hammond)
      Performer(s): Nick Cave (Vocals), Chaz Jankel (Piano), Mickey Gallagher (Hammond), Norman Watt-Roy (Bass), Dylan Howe (Drums)
      Album: I Am Sam - Music From And Inspired By The Film, V2 Records, VVR1019412
      Duration: 3:30
    • 22:48
      Title: Julia
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Dave Waiser (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Dave Waiser (Vocal, Guitar), Milo Deering (Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Gtr),George Anderson (Bass)
      Album: Beatlegras 2, GeMiDaCo Records LLC,
      Duration: 3:43
    • 22:54
      Title: Le Cancion De Sofia
      Composer: Clarke, Stanley
      Performer(s): Stanley Clarke (Bass), Chick Corea (Acoustic Piano)
      Performer(s): Stanley Clarke (Bass), Chick Corea (Acoustic Piano)
      Album: Up, Mack Avenue, MAC 1083
      Duration: 4:08
    • 22:59
      Title: Fearless
      Composer: Nanci / Cooke / Grudzien / Redmond / Brady
      Performer(s): Jaime Nanci & The Blueboys
      Performer(s): Jaime Nanci (Vocals)
      Album: Toy, Self Release, JNCD001
      Duration: 4:49
    • 23:04
      Title: Park Avenue Petite
      Composer: Golson, Benny
      Performer(s): Richard "Blue" Mitchell (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Richard "Blue" Mitchell (Trumpet), Wynton Kelly (Piano), Sam Jones (Bass), Philly Joe Jones (Drums)
      Album: Blue Soul, Riverside / Original Jazz Classics, OJCCD-765-2
      Duration: 3:58
    • 23:08
      Title: Meadowlarks
      Composer: Pecknold
      Performer(s): Fleet Foxes
      Performer(s): Fleet Foxes
      Album: Fleet Foxes, Bella Union, BELLACD167
      Duration: 3:25
    • 23:13
      Title: Romance No.1 For Violin And Orchestra In G Major
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig Van
      Performer(s): Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Violin)
      Performer(s): Orchestre Des Champs-Élysées
      Album: My Favorite Beethoven (4-CD), Naive, V 5174
      Duration: 6:01
    • 23:22
      Title: Leaving
      Composer: Scully, Paul/ Fitzgerald, Sadhbh Burt
      Performer(s): Traz; Sadhbh Burt Fitzgerald (Vocals,Violin)
      Performer(s): Traz; Sadhbh Burt Fitzgerald (Vocals,Violin), Paul Scully, (Piano, Guitar, Vocals) , Padraig Dooney, (Piano, Saxophone, Vocals); Louis Mahon, (Vocals, Violin)
      Album: Traz, Traz, PROMO CD
      Duration: 3:50
    • 23:27
      Title: Rosie
      Composer: Waits, Tom
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocals)
      Album: Closing Time, Elektra, 7559-60836-2
      Duration: 4:03
    • 23:33
      Title: The Astounding Eyes Of Rita
      Composer: Brahem, Anouar
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud)
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud), Klaus Gesing (Bass Clarinet), Bjorn Meyer (Bass), Khaled Yassine (Darbouka, Bendir)
      Album: Anouar Brahem: The Astounding Eyes of Rita, ECM, 1798628
      Duration: 8:41
    • 23:41
      Title: String Quartet No.1 In E Minor (3rd Movement) Largo Sostenuto
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): Tokyo String Quartet
      Performer(s): Martin Beaver, Kikuei Ikeda (Violins), Kazuhide Isomura (Viola), Clive Greensmith (Cello)
      Album: Dvorak, Smetana - Tokyo String Quartet, Harmonia Mundi, HMU 807429
      Duration: 8:14
    • 23:50
      Title: Deep Within The Corners Of My Mind
      Composer: Gardot, Melody
      Performer(s): Melody Gardot (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Melody Gardot
      Album: MY ONE AND ONLY THRILL - Melody Gardot, UCJ, 1790851
      Duration: 3:22
    • 23:57
      Title: Cottage For Sale
      Composer: Conley / Robison
      Performer(s): Matt Dennis (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Matt Dennis (Vocal, Piano), Don Fagerquist (Tpt), Bill Pitman (Gtr), Ray Leatherwood (Bs), Richmond Frost (Dms)
      Album: Play Melancholy Baby, RCA, 74321898332
      Duration: 3:28
    • 00:05
      Title: Hello It's Me
      Composer: Reed/Cale
      Performer(s): Lou Reed (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Lou Reed (Vocal), John Cale (Guitar)
      Album: Songs for Drella, Sire/Warner Bros., 7599-26140-2
      Duration: 3:03
    • 00:06
      Title: Little Love Caster
      Composer: Marling, Laura
      Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal)
      Album: Once I Was An Eagle, Virgin Records, 006023738618
      Duration: 5:52
    • 00:11
      Title: Easy's Gettin' Harder Every Day
      Composer: Dement, Iris
      Performer(s): Iris Dement (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Iris Dement (Vocals)
      Album: My Life, Shady Records
      Duration: 4:58
    • 00:17
      Title: Missa L'Homme Armé - Ii: Gloria
      Composer: Dufay, Guillaume
      Performer(s): Cantica Symphonia
      Performer(s): Cantica Symphonia
      Album: Guillaume Dufay - The Masses for 1453, Glossa, GCD P31907
      Duration: 8:41
    • 00:26
      Title: Close (For Comfort)
      Composer: Aarset, Eivind
      Performer(s): Eivind Aarset (Guitars, Loops)
      Performer(s): Eivind Aarset (Guitars, Loops), Jan Bang (Samples, Programming)
      Album: Dream Logic, ECM Records, ECM 2301 371 3657
      Duration: 6:36
    • 00:32
      Title: Kalahari Pleiades
      Composer: Ibrahim, Abdullah
      Performer(s): Abdullah Ibrahim (Piano)
      Performer(s): Abdullah Ibrahim (Piano)
      Album: The Song Is My Story, Intuition, INT 3442 2
      Duration: 6:09
    • 00:39
      Title: Sonata For Arpeggione & Piano In A Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello), Claire Désert (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anne Gastinel (Cello), Claire Désert (Piano)
      Album: Schubert - Sonate Arpeggione, Naive, NC 40021
      Duration: 4:29
    • 00:44
      Title: Trois Morceaux - Iii: Soirée D'Hiver
      Composer: Catoire, Georgy
      Performer(s): Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
      Performer(s): Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
      Album: Catoire - Piano Music, Helios, CDH55425
      Duration: 4:34
    • 00:50
      Title: Another Sky
      Composer: Surman, John
      Performer(s): John Surman (Saxophones)
      Performer(s): Martin Winter (Trumpet), Bergen Big Band
      Album: Another Sky, Grappa, GRCD4459
      Duration: 9:04

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