The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Jodie Landau (pictured) is a 23-year-old vocalist-composer-percussionist (he plays vibraphone and marimba). His own compositions fuse elements of rock, jazz, electronica, film and chamber music. During the summer of 2014, Landau visited Iceland to work on a live concert/studio recording project with Graduale Nobili, the choir that had teamed up with Bjork for her “Biophillia” album. On tonight’s programme, we’ll hear a selection from Landau’s forthcoming release “You of All Things”, the result of his trip to Reykjavík.

    Also on Friday’s BLUE, a choral work by Transylvania-born Hungarian  composer Gyorgy Orbán; Steve Cooney’s jam of “Well Below The Valley”; Chick Corea, interpreting Bill Evans material; Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer”, transcribed for an orchestra of ukuleles; Alfred Brendel, performing Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto; blues artist Kris Dollimore (who’ll be appearing in Monaghan tomorrow night); an original piece by guitarist Juan Martín; symphonic Shostakovich; the incomparable Stan Getz; and more from Memphis Slim (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 16 August 2013

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    This week - 85 years after his death - we're featuring piano cycles by Czech composer, Leos Janácek; nightly performances by Andras Schiff, Leif Ove Andsnes and Lada Valesova.

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    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.

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