The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Nov 22.  On this Saturday's BLUE, Eamonn seamlesslessly (?) intersperses the new with the old: Philippe Cassard interprets Schubert; ECM trio Jokleba plays original fare from a recent issue; virtuoso bass-player Stanley Clarke leads his band on the just-released "Up"; Marc-André Hamelin performs a low-key solo piano piece by the sadly-neglected Georgy Catoire, from a recording that was first made available in 1999; we'll hear more from Anouar Brahem (see BLUE TUNES, below); Les Lunaisiens advise workers, en Francais, to arise from our slumbers; spanking-new John Surman (pictured), featured with the Bergen Big Band; and Andreas Staier perfoms a Schubert variation on a period piano. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 12 January 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Though Alexander Scriabin died at the age of 43, he wrote much of the 20th century's finest music for piano. Hear a selection of his preludes and études each night this week.

    Eamonn talks to Ahmad Jamal

    Ahmad Jamal makes his first appearance in Dublin since 2002 at Vicar Street on January 24th. In advance of this visit by his 4-piece "small ensemble", the 83-year-old pianist/composer chatted to Eamonn Lenihan about making music, Miles Davis, the current state of jazz and... the weather.

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    Anouar Brahem: November 17th - 23rd

    Tunisian oud-player Anouar Brahem has over the years created his own delicate sound – deeply rooted in Arabic classical and folk music yet infused with contemporary jazz sensibilities. His music is the real example of fusion – a troubadour of world music; Brahem’s extensive catalogue on ECM Records is our Blue Tunes focus all this week.

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