The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of " A nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson (pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 5 January 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Jazz musician/composer Milt Jackson is featured on the programme all this week. Hear his vibes-playing in the company of the MJQ, Trane, Dizzy and Monk, nightly, from 10pm.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Enrique Granados: March 23rd - 29th

    Ninety-nine years ago, while much of Europe was at war, Enrique Granados was savouring a Metropolitan Opera House premiere that was so successful that he received an invite from the White House. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy on the homeward journey across the Atlantic: Spain may have been a neutral country, but a German torpedo sunk the ship he was aboard. The self-taught composer - weighed down by the gold paid to him by the Met management - drowned in the English Channel, trying to rescue his wife. All this week, the music of Granados is featured on the programme. Listen out for performances by Julian Bream, on guitar; and jazzman Bill Evans, on piano.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:02
      Title: Do It The Hard Way
      Performer(s): Rodgers / Hart
      Performer(s): Rodgers / Hart
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:06
      Title: Song For J
      Performer(s): Canniere, Andre
      Performer(s): Canniere, Andre
      Duration: 4:28
    • 22:10
      Title: Daylight
      Performer(s): Macaulay, Iain
      Performer(s): Macaulay, Iain
      Duration: 3:11
    • 22:13
      Title: Beggar's Prayer
      Performer(s): Torrini, Emiliana
      Performer(s): Torrini, Emiliana
      Duration: 3:10
    • 22:16
      Title: Skidoo
      Performer(s): Cooney, Steve
      Performer(s): Cooney, Steve
      Duration: 3:21
    • 22:19
      Title: She Is My Escape
      Performer(s): Smith, John
      Performer(s): Smith, John
      Duration: 3:17
    • 22:23
      Title: Dolphin Dance
      Performer(s): Hancock, Herbie
      Performer(s): Hancock, Herbie
      Duration: 9:55
    • 22:30
      Title: Partita For Double String Orchestra - Movement Iii - Intermezzo
      Performer(s): Vaughan Williams, Ralph
      Performer(s): Vaughan Williams, Ralph
      Duration: 4:30
    • 22:34
      Title: Two Sentimental Romances - I. Andantino In A Major
      Performer(s): Stenhammar, Wilhelm
      Performer(s): Stenhammar, Wilhelm
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:41
      Title: La Priere De L'Absent
      Performer(s): Youssef Dhafer
      Performer(s): Youssef Dhafer
      Duration: 7:01
    • 22:48
      Title: Three Windows
      Performer(s): Lewis, John
      Performer(s): Lewis, John
      Duration: 6:59
    • 22:56
      Title: Cat And Mouse
      Performer(s): Cooder, Ry
      Performer(s): Cooder, Ry
      Duration: 5:17
    • 23:02
      Title: Piano Concerto No. 1 In E Minor (2nd Movement)
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Duration: 10:31
    • 23:13
      Title: How Do You Keep Playing The Music
      Performer(s): Legrand/Bergman
      Performer(s): Legrand/Bergman
      Duration: 5:43
    • 23:19
      Title: Dawn
      Performer(s): Stevenson
      Performer(s): Stevenson
      Duration: 3:27
    • 23:22
      Title: Track 05
      Performer(s): Trummer, Olivia
      Performer(s): Trummer, Olivia
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:25
      Title: Cello Concerto In A Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Schumann, Robert
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:30
      Title: Elyne Road
      Performer(s): Diabate, Toumani
      Performer(s): Diabate, Toumani
      Duration: 9:05
    • 23:39
      Title: Don't Leave Me
      Performer(s): Guy, Buddy
      Performer(s): Guy, Buddy
      Duration: 3:57
    • 23:43
      Title: Mélodies, Book 4 - I: Molto Lento Tranquilo
      Performer(s): Mompou, Federico
      Performer(s): Mompou, Federico
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:45
      Title: Sainte-Chapelle
      Performer(s): Whitacre, Eric
      Performer(s): Whitacre, Eric
      Duration: 8:52
    • 23:55
      Title: Willow Weep For Me
      Performer(s): Ronnell, Ann
      Performer(s): Ronnell, Ann
      Duration: 5:31
    • 23:58
      Title: Short And Sweet
      Performer(s): Spalding, Esperanza
      Performer(s): Spalding, Esperanza
      Duration: 6:07
    • 00:04
      Title: Devotional 3
      Performer(s): Wilson, Ian
      Performer(s): Wilson, Ian
      Duration: 2:33
    • 00:07
      Title: Hang On To A Dream
      Performer(s): Hardin, Tim
      Performer(s): Hardin, Tim
      Duration: 2:20
    • 00:09
      Title: Wastin' Time
      Performer(s): Sexsmith, Ron
      Performer(s): Sexsmith, Ron
      Duration: 3:03
    • 00:13
      Title: Pieces In D Minor - I: Prelude
      Performer(s): Conradi, Johann Gottfried
      Performer(s): Conradi, Johann Gottfried
      Duration: 3:05
    • 00:16
      Title: Ogne Pena Cciu Spietata
      Performer(s): Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista
      Performer(s): Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:22
      Title: The First Cut Is The Deepest
      Performer(s): Stephens
      Performer(s): Stephens
      Duration: 3:51
    • 00:26
      Title: The Winner Takes It All
      Performer(s): Ulvaues / Anderson
      Performer(s): Ulvaues / Anderson
      Duration: 4:55
    • 00:31
      Title: Alfie
      Performer(s): Bacharach, Burt/David, Hal
      Performer(s): Bacharach, Burt/David, Hal
      Duration: 8:01
    • 00:39
      Title: Pastorale K446 In D
      Performer(s): Scarlatti / Friedman
      Performer(s): Scarlatti / Friedman
      Duration: 5:23
    • 00:44
      Title: Go, Song Of Mine
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:50
      Title: Sonata For Cello And Piano (2nd Movement) Cavatine
      Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:57
      Title: Golden
      Performer(s): Beal, Jeff
      Performer(s): Beal, Jeff
      Duration: 2:27

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