The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Friday's programme…

    July 31. We close the month with a live recording by Dinu Lipatti, a godson of George Enescu; Slide Hampton, one of 4 'bone players you'll hear on the MPS re-issue of "Trombone Workshop";  2 x Robin Williamson (including a selection from his latest solo project for ECM); two tunes named "Searchlight" (performed by Jon Hopkins and Jaki Byard respectively); a couple more nocturnes (see BLUE TUNES, below); new jazz from sax-player Gregory Tardy; Soft Machine (pictured), live in Switzerland; part of a string quartet by George Onslow; 2 x Beth Orton (including a guest performance with Bert Jansch); the music of Billy Joel interpreted by Tommy Emmanuel; and Satie, performed by Welsh harpist Caitrin Finch. Join Eamonn from 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 26 July 2015

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    All this week, we're featuring the soft, smoky timbre of Helen Merrill, a jazz singer who's achieved far more recognition in Japan and Europe than in her native USA.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    July 27th - August 3rd: Nocturnes

    They are described as a single-movement character piece usually written for solo piano. First created by Irishman John Field (pictured) – forever associated with Frederic Chopin - but the list of nocturne composers is extensive. We’ll draw from that list all week – the dictionary defines them as “inspired by, or evocative of, the night”. Nocturnes - the perfect fit for The Blue Of The Night.

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Hello Little Girl
      Composer: Not Stated
      Performer(s): Jay Mcshann (Vocals, Piano)
      Performer(s): Jay Mcshann (Vocals, Piano)
      Album: Blues Experience - Vol.1, Conifer, CDRR 301
      Duration: 4:19
    • 22:08
      Title: I'D Be A Rich Man
      Composer: Phelps, Kelly Joe
      Performer(s): Kelly Joe Phelps (Vocals/ Guitar)
      Performer(s): Kelly Joe Phelps (Vocals/ Guitar)
      Album: Lead Me On, Burnside Records, BCD-0015-2
      Duration: 4:46
    • 22:12
      Title: Rain And Snow
      Composer: Public Domain
      Performer(s): Suzanne Thomas (Vocal, Banjo)
      Performer(s): Suzanne Thomas (Vocal, Banjo)
      Album: Roots Music - An American Journey, Rounder Records, 11661-0503-2
      Duration: 2:15
    • 22:15
      Title: Out Of This World
      Composer: Arlen / Mercer
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocals), Wayne Shorter (Soprano Saxophone), Roger Kellaway (Piano), Et Al
      Album: Trav'lin' Light: The Johnny Mercer Songbook (Recordno: 555 402-2), Verve, 555 402-2
      Duration: 6:16
    • 22:21
      Title: For The Sake Of My Heart
      Composer: Hartman, Courtney
      Performer(s): Della Mae
      Performer(s): Della Mae
      Album: Della Mae, Rounder Records, 0888072363786
      Duration: 3:16
    • 22:25
      Title: A Sinister Decision
      Complete Work Name: From A Modern Greek Adaptation Of "Medea" By Giorgos Cheimonas
      Composer: Karaindrou, Eleni
      Performer(s): Sokratis Sinopoulos (Constantinople Lute And Lyre), Yiorgos Kaloudis (Cello), Andreas Katsigiannis (Santouri)
      Performer(s): Sokratis Sinopoulos (Constantinople Lute And Lyre), Yiorgos Kaloudis (Cello), Andreas Katsigiannis (Santouri), Harris Lambrakis (Ney), Andreas Papas (Bendir), Alexandros Arkadopoulos (Clarinet)
      Album: Medea - Eleni Karaindrou, ECM Records, ECM 2376 376 2816
      Duration: 3:55
    • 22:30
      Title: Jeux D'Enfants - Colin-Maillard
      Composer: Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Claire Désert, Emmanuel Strosser (Piano)
      Performer(s): Claire Désert, Emmanuel Strosser (Piano)
      Album: L'enfance - Fauré, Bizet, Debussy, Ravel (Recordno: MIR 190), Mirare, MIR 190
      Duration: 1:54
    • 22:32
      Title: Adagio From Toccata Adagio And Fugue In C
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
      Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Roy Jesson (Organ)
      Album: Jacqueline Du Pre: A Cello Recital (Recordno: Hmv5731822), HMV, Hmv5731822
      Duration: 4:50
    • 22:37
      Title: Ismália
      Composer: Araneda, Nibaldo
      Performer(s): Choir Of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
      Performer(s): Choir Of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
      Album: Romaria: Choral Music From Brazil, Delphian Records, DCD34147
      Duration: 3:57
    • 22:43
      Title: Gold, Green
      Composer: Metcalfe, John
      Performer(s): John Metcalfe (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Andy Gangadeen(Drums); Ali Friend (Bass);Tom Cawley (Piano);Natasha Khan (Vocals)
      Album: The Appearance of Colour
      Duration: 4:31
    • 22:50
      Title: The Lark In The Clear Air
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): John O'Shea (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Anna Jane Ryan (Violin)
      Album: Irish Guitar, www.johnosheaguitar.com, KRYMT001
      Duration: 3:36
    • 22:55
      Title: Mas Alla
      Composer: Metheny / Aznar
      Performer(s): Peo Alfonsi (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ivan Lopez (Vocals)
      Album: Change Of Heart, inakustik, INAK 9144 CD
      Duration: 7:01
    • 23:12
      Title: The Boy With The Gun
      Composer: David Sylvian
      Performer(s): David Sylvian (Vcls,Gtr.Organ)
      Performer(s): David Sylvian (Vcls,Gtr.Organ), Ryuichi Sakamoto(Keys), Danny Thompson(Bass)
      Album: The Secrets of the Beehive, EMI, 363076 2
      Duration: 5:18
    • 23:17
      Title: Energy Flow
      Composer: Sakamoto, Ryuichi
      Performer(s): Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano)
      Performer(s): Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano)
      Album: Sounds Eclectic, Palm CD / KCRW, 2062-2
      Duration: 3:43
    • 23:21
      Title: Life Moves On
      Composer: Jansen, Steve
      Performer(s): Steve Jansen (First Piano Cycle)
      Performer(s): Alberto Tafuri (Second Piano Cycle)
      Album: Slope (3-CD), Burning Shed, bshed 1305
      Duration: 2:25
    • 23:24
      Title: Delancey Waltz
      Composer: Ribot, Marc
      Performer(s): Marc Ribot (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Marc Ribot (Guitar)
      Album: Silent Movies, Pi Recordings, PI34
      Duration: 3:17
    • 23:27
      Title: The Lake Isle Of Innisfree
      Composer: Yeats / Tobin
      Performer(s): Gabriel Byrne (Recitation)
      Performer(s): Gabriel Byrne (Recitation)
      Album: Sailing To Byzantium - Christine Tobin, Trail Belle Records, TBR02
      Duration: 1:35
    • 23:31
      Title: Sonata For Violin And Piano - Ii: Intermezzo
      Composer: Gema
      Performer(s): Natascia Gazzana (Violin)
      Performer(s): Raffaella Gazzana (Piano)
      Album: Duo Gazzana, ECM New Series, 2356 481 0894
      Duration: 6:22
    • 23:37
      Title: Grande Messe Des Morts - Iii: Quid Sum Miser
      Composer: Berlioz, Hector
      Performer(s): Barry Banks (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Barry Banks (Tenor), London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir
      Album: Berlioz - Grande messe des Morts (2-CD) (Recordno: 2SACD LSO 0729), L.S.O. Live, 2SACD LSO 0729
      Duration: 3:22
    • 23:40
      Title: Lyric Pieces - At Your Feet
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Javier Perianes (Piano)
      Performer(s): Javier Perianes (Piano)
      Album: Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto, Lyric Pieces, Harmonia Mundi, HMC 902205
      Duration: 3:03
    • 23:45
      Title: Look Into My Eyes
      Composer: Monáe, Janelle
      Performer(s): Jason Palmer (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Luke Marantz (Fender Rhodes), Godwin Louis (Alt O Saxophone) Et Al
      Album: Wondaland - Jason Plamer Plays Janelle Monáe, SteepleChase, SCCD 31800
      Duration: 5:30
    • 23:51
      Title: Following You
      Composer: Lynne, Shelby
      Performer(s): Shelby Lynne (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano)
      Performer(s): Shelby Lynne (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano)
      Album: I Can't Imagine, Rounder Records, 0888072359895
      Duration: 3:42
    • 23:55
      Title: Glimmer
      Composer: Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Album: Storytone, Reprise, 9362-49317-0
      Duration: 4:56
    • 23:59
      Title: Home
      Composer: Cave/Ellis
      Performer(s): Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
      Performer(s): Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
      Album: The Road - Original Film Score, Mute, CDSTUMM319
      Duration: 1:55
    • 00:05
      Title: Three Pieces For Piano - Ii. Sehr Langsam
      Composer: Schoenberg, Arnold
      Performer(s): Florent Boffard (Piano)
      Performer(s): Florent Boffard (Piano)
      Album: Arnold Schoenberg - L'Oeuvre Pour Piano (Recordno: MIR 191), Mirare, MIR 191
      Duration: 8:14
    • 00:12
      Title: Lord Yester
      Composer: Trad Arrmccormack/Mcalpine
      Performer(s): Alyth Mccormack (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Brian Mcalpine (Piano, Guitar, Accord), Aidan O'Rourke (Fiddle), Karol Lynch (Bouzouki), Joe Csibi (Bass), Noel Eccles (Percussion)
      Album: Homelands, ANE Records 2015, ANE CD103
      Duration: 4:00
    • 00:15
      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
    • 00:21
      Title: Epitaph
      Composer: Peter Bardens/ Andrew Latimer
      Performer(s): Camel
      Performer(s): Peter Bardens (Keyboards), Andy Latimer (Gtr, Flute), Andy Ward (Drums), Doug Ferguson (Bass)
      Album: The Snow Goose (Deluxe Version), Decca, 531 4614
      Duration: 2:07
    • 00:24
      Title: Wolves
      Composer: Tiernan, Paul
      Performer(s): Paul Tiernan (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Paul Tiernan (Guitar/Vocals), Maurice Roycroft (Piano, Strings And Things
      Album: The Mystery of Others, Right Stuff Records 2015, RSRCD007
      Duration: 5:06
    • 00:29
      Title: Circle's End
      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: 4:42
    • 00:34
      Title: Violin Sonata In Eb Major (2nd Movement) Improvisation: Andante Cantabile
      Composer: Strauss, Richard
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin), Andrew Armstrong (Piano)
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin), Andrew Armstrong (Piano)
      Album: Franck & Strauss - Violin Sonatas, Onyx, ONYX 4141
      Duration: 8:37
    • 00:42
      Title: Fantasie In C Minor
      Composer: Weiss, Sylvius Leopold
      Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (13 String Guitar)
      Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (13 String Guitar)
      Album: The Weiss Machine, Self Release 2015, MA McG 5
      Duration: 2:10
    • 00:46
      Title: It'll Never Happen Again
      Composer: Tim Hardin
      Performer(s): Tim Hardin
      Performer(s): Tim Hardin
      Album: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tim Hardin, Verve, FT3004
      Duration: 2:37
    • 00:48
      Title: Blues My Naughtie Sweetie Gives To Me
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Vocals, Tenor Sax)
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Vocals, Tenor Sax), Bob Brookmeyer (Valve Trombone), Hank Jones (Celeste) Et Al
      Album: Tonite's Music Today, Poll Winners Records, PWR 27233
      Duration: 5:49
    • 00:54
      Title: Where Do You Go?
      Composer: Wilder/Sundgaard
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal), Jim Hall (Guitar), Ron Carter (Bass)
      Album: A Shade Of Difference, Emarcy, 558 851-2
      Duration: 2:25
    • 00:58
      Title: Adelita (Lento)
      Composer: Tarrega
      Performer(s): Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
      Album: Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Recordno: 410655-2), Deutsche Grammophon, 410655-2
      Duration: 1:39

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