The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    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 blues by Leo "Bud" 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 Sunday 30 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.

    August 31st - September 6th: Memphis Slim

    Peter "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

    • 22:04
      Title: Karelia Suite: Ii - Ballade
      Composer: Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic
      Performer(s): Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic
      Album: The Kristjan Jarvi Sound Project - Baltic Sea Voyage, Naive, V 5407
      Duration: 7:05
    • 22:09
      Title: Where To Go From Here
      Composer: Thompson, Teddy
      Performer(s): Teddy Thompson (Vocals, Mandolin, Ukelele)
      Performer(s): Marius De Vries (Keyboards, Percussion)
      Album: A Piece of What You Need, Verve, 1779769
      Duration: 3:12
    • 22:12
      Title: Beatrice
      Composer: Mccloud Iii, Andy
      Performer(s): Elvin Jones Jazz Machine
      Performer(s): Elvin Jones Jazz Machine
      Album: Remembrance
      Duration: 6:40
    • 22:20
      Title: El Ritmo Me Lleva
      Composer: Carmona, J.A .
      Performer(s): Pepe Habichuela (Guitar), Dave Holland (Bass)
      Performer(s): Pepe Habichuela (Guitar), Dave Holland (Bass), Josemi Carmona, Carlos Carmona (Guitars), Israel Porrina, Juan Carmona (Cajón & Perc)
      Album: Hands - Dave Holland / Pepe Habichuela, Dare2 Records, 0602527388533
      Duration: 5:52
    • 22:25
      Title: Matte Kudasi
      Composer: King Crimson
      Performer(s): King Crimson
      Performer(s): Adrian Belew (Vocals, Guitar), Robert Fripp (Guitar), Tony Levin (Stick Bass), Bill Bruford (Drums)
      Album: Discipline - King Crimson 40th Anniversary Series, Panegyric, KCSP8
      Duration: 3:47
    • 22:30
      Title: Concertino (2nd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Jamie Walton (Cello)
      Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Jamie Walton - Glazunov, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Signum Classics, SIGCD407
      Duration: 5:55
    • 22:37
      Title: Pokarekare Ana
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Abbey Road Ensemble, Maori Group
      Album: Maori Songs (Recordno: 5568282), Emi, 5568282
      Duration: 3:05
    • 22:40
      Title: The Man I Love
      Composer: Gershwin, George
      Performer(s): Frank Braley (Piano)
      Performer(s): Frank Braley (Piano)
      Album: George Gershwin - Piano Works, Harmonia Mundi, HMG 501883
      Duration: 2:25
    • 22:43
      Title: Nestor's Saga (The Tale Of The Ancient)
      Composer: Surman, John
      Performer(s): John Surman (Reeds, Synthesiser)
      Performer(s): John Surman (Reeds, Synthesiser), Jack Dejohnette (Drums, Electric Piano)
      Album: The Amazing Adventures of Simon Simon, ECM Records, ECM 1193 829 160-2
      Duration: 10:50
    • 22:55
      Title: Mother Loves Her Children
      Composer: Not Stated
      Performer(s): Leo Welch (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Leo Welch (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Sabougla Voices, Big Legal Mess Records, BLM0287
      Duration: 3:13
    • 22:59
      Title: By Lindisfarne
      Composer: Marsh, Steve
      Performer(s): Brian Farrell (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Brian Farrell (Guitar)
      Album: By Lindisfarne: Music by Steve Marsh, Tutti Productions 2015, Tutti Productions 07
      Duration: 7:30
    • 23:06
      Title: Chants Du Crépuscule - Tranquillo
      Composer: Catoire, Georgy
      Performer(s): Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
      Performer(s): Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
      Album: Catoire - Piano Music, Helios, CDH55425
      Duration: 3:07
    • 23:11
      Title: Muses For Richard Davis
      Composer: Hanna, Roland
      Performer(s): Richard Davis (Bass), Roland Hanna (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jerry Dodgion, Pepper Adams, Eddie Daniels (Saxophones), Jimmy Knepper (Trombone), Louis Hayes (Drums)
      Album: The Muses for Richard Davis
      Duration: 5:56
    • 23:17
      Title: Exit Music (For A Film)
      Composer: Radiohead
      Performer(s): No Crows
      Performer(s): Aminah Hughes (Voice), No Crows
      Album: On The Moon - No Crows, Whirling Discs, WHRL 0015
      Duration: 4:09
    • 23:21
      Title: Sweet Bird
      Composer: Mitchell
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: The Hissing of Summer Lawns, ELEKTRA/ASYLUM, 253 018 USA 1051-2
      Duration: 4:12
    • 23:26
      Title: Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
      Composer: Dylan, Bob
      Performer(s): Ramblin' Jack Elliott (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ramblin' Jack Elliott (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: I'm Not There (OST), Columbia / Sony Music, 88697120382B
      Duration: 6:51
    • 23:34
      Title: Partita In Eb Major - Ii: Romance
      Composer: Krommer, Franz Vinzenz
      Performer(s): Nachtmusique
      Performer(s): Nachtmusique
      Album: Franz Krommer - Wind sextets, Glossa, GCD C80604
      Duration: 6:23
    • 23:40
      Title: The Girl Sleeps
      Composer: Herzog, Franz
      Performer(s): Youth Choir Kamer
      Performer(s): Youth Choir Kamer
      Album: Amber Songs (Book / CD), www.kamer.lv, KCD013
      Duration: 5:01
    • 23:46
      Title: Don't Smoke In Bed
      Composer: Robison, Willard
      Performer(s): Jack Teagarden (Vocals, Trombone)
      Performer(s): Jack Teagarden (Vocals, Trombone), Don Goldie (Trumpet), Et Al
      Album: Think Well of Me, Verve / Folio, 11619
      Duration: 3:22
    • 23:49
      Title: Surb Asvats
      Composer: Komitas
      Performer(s): Tigran Hamasyan (Piano)
      Performer(s): Tigran Hamasyan (Piano), Universal, Yerevan State Chamber Choir
      Album: Luys i Luso, ECM 2015, ECM 473 2382
      Duration: 5:45
    • 23:56
      Title: Banks Of The Ohio
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Letka
      Performer(s): Sandra O'Neill (Vocals), Peter Chilvers (Instruments)
      Album: Far Off Country - Letka, Burning Shed, BSHED0211
      Duration: 6:44
    • 00:05
      Title: Medication
      Composer: Sheppard, Andy
      Performer(s): Andy Sheppard (Tenor / Soprano Saxophones)
      Performer(s): Eivind Aarset (Guitar), Michel Benita (Dbl Bass), Sebastien Rochford (Drums)
      Album: Surrounded By Sea - Andy Sheppard Quartet, ECM Records, ECM 2432 471 4273
      Duration: 5:02
    • 00:09
      Title: Xvi) Guitar Interlude Iii
      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: 1:13
    • 00:10
      Title: Xx) Epilogue
      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: 3:27
    • 00:14
      Title: You Go To My Head
      Composer: Coots / Gillespie
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Sax)
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Sax), Jack Sheldon (Trumpet), Russ Freeman (Piano), Leroy Vinegar (Bass), Shelly Manne (Drums)
      Album: The Art Pepper Collection, HMV Jazz, 7243 5 27435 2 0
      Duration: 4:19
    • 00:19
      Title: I Only Love Because Of You
      Composer: Panton / Thompson
      Performer(s): Diana Panton (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Diana Panton (Vocals)
      Album: Red, inakustik, INAK 90129 CD
      Duration: 4:07
    • 00:24
      Title: Horseman, Pass By
      Composer: Tourish, Martin
      Performer(s): Martin Tourish (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Martin Tourish (Accordion)
      Album: Under A Red Sky Night, www.martintourishmusic.com, MT001
      Duration: 2:40
    • 00:26
      Title: Fantaisie For 3 Viols
      Composer: Vellard, Dominique
      Performer(s): Ensemble Gilles Binchois
      Performer(s): Ensemble Gilles Binchois
      Album: Dominique Vellard - Cantica Sacra (2-CD), Evidence Classics, EVCD009
      Duration: 4:22
    • 00:30
      Title: Campanella 3
      Composer: Skempton, Howard
      Performer(s): John Tilbury (Piano)
      Performer(s): John Tilbury (Piano)
      Album: Well, well Cornelius, Sony Classical, SK 66482
      Duration: 1:08
    • 00:33
      Title: Rivers
      Composer: Baines, Francesca
      Performer(s): Francesca Baines (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Francesca Baines (Guitar/Vocals)
      Album: Single; Rivers, francescabaines.com, Private Promo CD
      Duration: 7:17
    • 00:41
      Title: Meditation Iii
      Composer: Hodder-Williams, Susie
      Performer(s): Susie Hodder-Williams (Flute), Chris Caldwell (Gamelan)
      Performer(s): Susie Hodder-Williams (Flute), Chris Caldwell (Gamelan)
      Album: Three Meditations, FMR Records, FMRCD353-0513
      Duration: 17:11

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