The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Aug 31. This Sunday night happens to be the birth-date of Israeli-American violinist-cum-conductor Itzak Perlman and Belfast-born Van Morrison. Eamonn links recordings by both artists (from "Schindler's List" and "Astral Weeks" respectively), as well as a duet release by Franco-Italian duo Jean-Louis Matinier and Marco Ambrosini; plus an ensemble led by Peter Wraight and Charles Webster; Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou (pictured); and the last of the week's compositions by Leonard Bernstein (see BLUE TUNES, below), including a reading of "Some Other Time" by Bill Evans and Tony Bennett. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 8 February 2014

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    This week, we feature recordings by Grammy-winning jazz musician Stan Getz. Hear selections of his work - bossa nova, big band music, cool jazz, bebop & "third stream" - nightly.

     

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    Leonard Bernstein: Aug 25th - 31st

    When Leonard Bernstein passed away in 1990 at the age of 72, he left a legacy that is unparalleled in American music. As a composer, conductor, pianist and educator, one critic called him “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history”.  With such a variety of material to choose from, he’s our Blue Tunes recommended artist all this week on the programme.

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