The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    August 30. On tonight's BLUE, we'll hear King Crimson's "Matte Kudasi"; a concertino which Sergei Prokofiev did not live to finish (one that was actually completed by his friend Rostropovich, working from a piano score and the cellist's memories of conversations between the two men); a meditation by flautist Susie Hodder-Williams and gamelan-player Chris Caldwell; Gospel music by Leo Welch; Letka's brand of "far off country"; a new double CD on Evidence Classics that finds Dominique Vellard conducting Ensemble Gilles Binchois, but this time in the performance of his own music; Roland Hanna's "Muses For Richard Davis", as it appears on an MPS re-issue; No Crows' realisation of a Radiohead tune; the epilogue from Tarik O'Regan's Irish colloquy (see BLUE TUNES, below); singer/songwriter Francesca Baines; and sax-player Art Pepper (pictured) plays a ballad. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 29 August 2015

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - a musical journey through centuries, genres and soundscapes.

      Blue Tunes Recommended -

    August 24th - 30th: Acallam na Senórach

    Acallam na Senórach is a setting by English composer Tarik O’Regan of a 12th Century text about the Fianna warriors Caílte mac Rónán and  Oisín, nephew of legendary Fionn Mac Cumhaill. O’Regan adapted the narrative into a one hour musical setting for solo guitar and chorus which was commissioned and recorded by Chamber Choir Ireland along with guitarist Stewart French. It’s under the Blue spotlight all this week.

    August31st - Septemeber 6th: Memphis Slim

    Chatman was a blues pianist and singer who wrote enduring standards like “Everyday I Have The Blues”. He lived in France for the last 25 years of his life. In the week of the centenary of his birth, we’ll hear recordings made before and after he emigrated to Europe in 1963.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:10
      Title: Overworked And Underpaid
      Composer: Birchwood, Selwyn
      Performer(s): Selwyn Birchwood (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Selwyn Birchwood (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Don't Call No Ambulance, Alligator, ALCD 4961
      Duration: 4:06
    • 22:10
      Title: Symphony No.4 In C Major (2nd Movement) Andante Tranquillo
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Prokofiev - Symphonies 4 & 5, Dreams, Onyx, ONYX 4147
      Duration: 5:58
    • 22:17
      Title: Six Songs
      Composer: Martynov, Vladimir
      Performer(s): Youth Choir Kamer
      Performer(s): Youth Choir Kamer
      Album: Amber Songs (Book / CD), www.kamer.lv, KCD013
      Duration: 4:49
    • 22:23
      Title: Cool Blues
      Composer: Parker, Charlie
      Performer(s): Charlie Parker (Alto Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Charlie Parker (Alto Saxophone), Erroll Garner (Piano), Et Al
      Album: Charlie Parker - In A Soulful Mood, Music Club, MCCD 205
      Duration: 3:10
    • 22:26
      Title: Round Midnight
      Composer: Monk / Williams
      Performer(s): Supersax
      Performer(s): Warne Marsh (Saxophone), Blue Mitchell, Conte Candoli (Trumpets), Frank Rosolino (Trombone)
      Album: Chasin' the Bird
      Duration: 3:32
    • 22:31
      Title: It's Not True
      Composer: Fitzsimmons, William
      Performer(s): William Fitzsimmons (Voice)
      Performer(s): William Fitzsimmons (Voice), William Fitzsimmons (Guitar, Piano, Drum Programming)
      Album: Goodnight, naim, naimcd 127
      Duration: 4:50
    • 22:36
      Title: The Seventh Degree
      Composer: Tourish, Martin
      Performer(s): Martin Tourish (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Ciaran Swift (Guitar), Triona Marshall (Harp), Tim Edey (Guitar, Bass)
      Album: Under A Red Sky Night, www.martintourishmusic.com, MT001
      Duration: 5:49
    • 22:42
      Title: String Trio - Ii. Adagio, Appasionato
      Composer: Harbison, John
      Performer(s): Members Of Camerata Pacifica
      Performer(s): Amy Schwartz Moretti (Violin), Richard O'Neill (Viola), Ani Aznavoorian (Cello)
      Album: John Harbison: String Trio, Four Songs Of Solitude, Songs America Loves To Sing, Harmonia Mundi, HMU 907619
      Duration: 5:03
    • 22:47
      Title: Dual Typewriters
      Composer: Shore, Howard
      Performer(s): Ornette Coleman (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Naked Lunch - Complete Original Score Remastered, Howe Records, HWR-1017
      Duration: 3:31
    • 22:51
      Title: Within Reach
      Composer: Maupin, Bennie
      Performer(s): Bennie Maupin (Reeds)
      Performer(s): Michal Tokaj (Piano), Michal Baranski (Bass), Lukasz Zyta (Drums)
      Album: Early Reflections - Bennie Maupin Quartet, Cryptogramophone, CG1137
      Duration: 2:36
    • 22:54
      Title: Dancing On The Ceiling
      Composer: Rodgers / Hart
      Performer(s): Chet Baker (Vocals, Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Chet Baker (Vocals, Trumpet), Kenny Drew (Piano) Et Al
      Album: It Could Happen To You - Chet Baker Sings, Riverside, OJC20 303-2
      Duration: 3:09
    • 22:57
      Title: Western Spaces
      Composer: Roach / Braheny / Burmer
      Performer(s): Steve Roach (Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Steve Roach (Keyboards), Kevin Braheny (Ewi), Richard Burmer (Keyboards)
      Album: musique méchanique (2-CD), Celestial Harmonies, 14102-2
      Duration: 6:13
    • 23:05
      Title: Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us
      Composer: Phillips, Sam
      Performer(s): Alison Krauss (Vocals, Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Alison Krauss (Vocals, Fiddle), T-Bone Burnett (Guitar); Marc Ribot (Banjo, Elec Gtr), Dennis Crouch (Bass), Jay Bellerose(D)
      Album: Raising Sand, Rounder, 4759382
      Duration: 3:25
    • 23:09
      Title: Ancient Rite
      Composer: Duignan, Eoin
      Performer(s): Paul Meehan (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Paul Meehan (Guitar)
      Album: The Lower Road, Own label
      Duration: 3:32
    • 23:13
      Title: Harvest Moon
      Composer: Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal)
      Album: Greatest Hits, Reprise, 9362489352
      Duration: 5:01
    • 23:18
      Title: Klokkeklang
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Wdr Symphony Orchestra Cologne
      Performer(s): Wdr Symphony Orchestra Cologne
      Album: Edvard Grieg - Complete Symphonic Works Vol III, Audite, 92.669
      Duration: 5:03
    • 23:23
      Title: Sonata In A Minor
      Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico
      Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)
      Album: Ombre et lumiere - Scarlatti, Mirare, MIR 265
      Duration: 6:26
    • 23:31
      Title: Prayer
      Composer: Garrick, Michael
      Performer(s): Ian Carr (Trumpet), Don Rendell (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Ian Carr (Trumpet), Don Rendell (Saxophone), Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet
      Album: Shades Of Blue / Dusk Fire (Recordno: BGOCD 615), BGO Records, BGOCD 615
      Duration: 5:50
    • 23:37
      Title: Number Nine
      Composer: Lawlor, Kevin
      Performer(s): Kevin Lawlor (Drums)
      Performer(s): Dave Jones (Piano), Andrew Csibi (Dbl Bass), Konrad Wiszniewski (Tenor Saxophone)
      Album: Eight, Self release, www.kevinlawlor.com
      Duration: 5:48
    • 23:44
      Title: Down The Wagon Way/Sweet Jane/The North Downs Way
      Composer: Trad Arr Chris Wood
      Performer(s): Chris Wood
      Performer(s): Chris Wood, Andy Cutting
      Album: Chris Wood Albion - An Anthology, Navigator Records, Navigator 29
      Duration: 11:33
    • 23:57
      Title: Vii) The Síd
      Composer: O'Regan, Tarik
      Performer(s): Chamber Choir Ireland (Aka National Chamber Choir Of Ireland)
      Performer(s): Stewart French (Guitar); Jim Higgins/Frank Torpey (Bodhrán), Chamber Choir Ireland
      Album: Acallam na Senórach: An Irish Colloquy, Harmonia Mundi 2011, HMU 807486
      Duration: 5:13
    • 00:02
      Title: Mrs Bermingham
      Composer: Carolan, Turlough O
      Performer(s): Maire Breathnach (Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Maire Breathnach (Fiddle), Cormac De Barra (Harp)
      Album: Tarraing Tead, MBCDBCD001
      Duration: 5:30
    • 00:08
      Title: Sonata For Violin And Piano No.1 (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Bartok, Bela
      Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano)
      Performer(s): Renaud Capucon (Violin)
      Album: Carte Blanche (2-CD), Deutsche Grammophon, 479 5096
      Duration: 9:24
    • 00:17
      Title: Big Stuff
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): Miriam Klein (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Dexter Gordon (Saxophone), Roy Eldridge (Trumpet), Slide Hampton (Trombone) Et Al
      Album: Ladylike
      Duration: 2:09
    • 00:21
      Title: Some Other Time
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): Zach Brock (Violin)
      Performer(s): Aaron Goldberg (Piano), Matt Penman (Bass), Obed Calvaire (Drums)
      Album: Serendipity - Zach Brock, Criss Cross, Criss 1380 CD
      Duration: 5:32
    • 00:27
      Title: Somewhere
      Composer: Bernstein / Sondheim
      Performer(s): Come Shine
      Performer(s): Live Maria Roggen (Vocals, Violin), Erlend Skomsvoll (Keyboards, Percussion), Sondre Meisfjord (Bass, Guitar), Hakon Mjaset Johansen (Drums)
      Album: Red And Gold, Jazzland, 377 425-8
      Duration: 3:43
    • 00:31
      Title: Con Permiso
      Composer: Montón, José Luis
      Performer(s): José Luis Montón (Guitar)
      Performer(s): José Luis Montón (Guitar)
      Album: Solo Guitarra, ECM Records, ECM 2246 279 0949
      Duration: 4:51
    • 00:36
      Title: Quatre Morceaux - Nocturne
      Composer: Catoire, Georgy
      Performer(s): Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
      Performer(s): Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
      Album: Catoire - Piano Music, Helios, CDH55425
      Duration: 4:10
    • 00:40
      Title: Ein Kleines...
      Composer: Nordheim, Arne
      Performer(s): Frode Haltli (Accordian)
      Performer(s): Frode Haltli (Accordian)
      Album: Vagabonde Blu, Hubro, HUBROCD2546
      Duration: 18:28

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