The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Friday's programme...

    Aug 1. We kick off the month with old chestnuts and a range of new releases which include Howard Shelley (pictured, left), and a reading of Benjamin Godard's first piano concerto; a new, live (i.e. no overdubs) studio album by jazz trumpeter Sean Jones and his quartet; part of a string quartet by Ludwig Thuille; sisters Natascia and Raffaella Gazzana; American pianist bill Carrothers, in advance of his date in Dublin later this month; Argentinian bandoneon player Dino Saluzzi; folk artist Bill Caddick; a sample from an ECM duet session by Jean-Louis Matinier (accordion) and Marco Ambrosini (nyckelharpa); music penned by young Austrian composer Johannes Berauer; more from Thomas Bartlett (see BLUE TUNES, below); and a slow movement for cello and piano courtesy of George Onslow. A 10pm start-time anticipated...

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

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    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.
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    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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    Thomas Bartlett: August 28th - August 3rd

    American pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett is best known to us as a key component of The Gloaming. His many other projects include music under the moniker Doveman as well as collaborations with artists like The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Bebel Gilberto and more.

    This week on the Blue we’ll dip into the eclectic catalogue of this Vermont native. (Photo)

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