The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    May 17. Tonight, Horace Silver (pictured) teams up with Kenny Clarke, Donald Byrd and the Adderley brothers; Ivan Ilic interprets a Debussy prélude; June Christy is thrilled; Patricia Barber, less so; we listen to part of a string quartet by Alexander von Zemlinsky; Karin Krog with John Surman; harpist Caitrin Finch performs a piece by Eric Whitacre; Stephane Grappelli plays a tune by Paul Simon; Big Bill Broonzy sings about the highway, and the key to it; there's another sample from a new CD of material by 13th century Benedictine nun Hildegard von Bingen; the twin guitars of Martin Taylor and Tommy Emmanuel duet a Don McLean melody; and we listen to Brian Eno (see BLUE TUNES, below) with David Byrne. 10pm start-time...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 9 February 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    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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    Brian Eno: May 11th - 17th

    Brian Eno is a founding member of Roxy Music, composer, keyboard-player, singer and multi-media artist, but is best-known as a record producer. All this week, we’ll be focussing on Eno’s original music - expect more in the way of textures than virtuosic expression, and less melody than soundscapes…


    Brian Eno: May 18th - 24th

    Bob Dylan celebrates his 74th birthday this week. His most recent release was an album of covers from the Sinatra discography. As a birthday tribute, we shine the spotlight on Dylan covers by others. Sadly there’s none from Ol’ Blue Eyes but there is plenty of choice, from Nico to Nickel Creek; Susanna and the Magical Orchestra to Martin Simpson; Joan Baez to Jeff Buckley. Dylan by others, all this week on The Blue of the Night...


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