The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme...

    Nov 23.  Tonight, we hear a new recording of Saint-Saens' "La muse et le poete"; Stanley Clarke, recorded live in Japan with Chick Corea; 3 x Lennon McCartney; part of a mass by Guillaume Dufay; solo Abdullah Ibrahim; Babe Kyro (or Karo) Lemon Turner sings about "Black Ace"; Claudia Schwab plays the violin; also coming our way, the last selection of the week from Anouar Brahem (see BLUE TUNES, below), specifically a track from the CD "The Astounding Eyes Of Rita"; Eddie Vedder, on ukelele; the slow movement of a string quartet by Smetana; and Matt Dennis, bemoaning the sale of a cottage. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 18 April 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    This week we feature rarities from the newly-issued "Fixin' To Die" by cult troubadour Jackson C. Frank. He released just one album in his lifetime, produced by Paul Simon in 1965.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

     

    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.
     
     

    Teddy Wilson: November 24th - 30th

    From the 1930s until the 1980s, Teddy Wilson provided accompaniment for Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Benny Goodman, Lester Young et al. He was Billie Holiday's musical director and made a number of fine albums under his own name. This polished pianist is featured each night this week on Blue.
     
     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: St Matthew Passion, Bwv 244
      Complete Work Name: St Matthew Passion, Bwv 244
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Nicholas Mulroy, Tenor; Marcus Farnsworth, Baritone
      Performer(s): Nicholas Mulroy, Tenor; Marcus Farnsworth, Baritone, Matthew Brook, Bass-Baritone; Andrew Tortise, Tenor, Gabrieli Consort And Players
      Album: Recorded at the Lausanne Bach Festival (Broadcast 18/04/14), EBU
      Duration: 162:40
    • 23:04
      Title: Halloween Is Black As Night
      Composer: Frank, Jackson
      Performer(s): Jackson C. Frank (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Jackson C. Frank (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Fixin' To Die, Secret Records, SECCD086
      Duration: 2:46
    • 23:11
      Title: God Knows
      Composer: Reidy, Tony
      Performer(s): Tony Reidy (Vocals/Guitar)
      Performer(s): Tony Reidy (Vocals/Guitar), Seamie O'Dowd (Guitars,Bass,Fiddles); Paul Gurney (Keys/Accordian);
      Album: A Rough Shot of Lipstick, Tony Reidy, TRCD02
      Duration: 4:16
    • 23:16
      Title: Genevieve
      Composer: Sanborn, David
      Performer(s): David Sanborn (Saxophones), Bob James (Piano)
      Performer(s): David Sanborn (Saxophones), Bob James (Piano), James Genus (Bass), Steve Gadd (Drums)
      Album: Quartette Humaine (Recordno: 88765484712), Okeh, 88765484712
      Duration: 5:38
    • 23:22
      Title: Close (For Comfort)
      Composer: Aarset, Eivind
      Performer(s): Eivind Aarset (Guitars, Loops)
      Performer(s): Eivind Aarset (Guitars, Loops), Jan Bang (Samples, Programming)
      Album: Dream Logic (Recordno: ECM 2301 371 3657), ECM Records, ECM 2301 371 3657
      Duration: 6:36
    • 23:39
      Title: All This Useless Beauty
      Composer: Costello, Elvis
      Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals)
      Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals), Huw Warren (Piano); Mark Emerson (Violin);
      Album: Angel Tiger, Cooking Vinyl, Cook CD049
      Duration: 3:39
    • 23:42
      Title: Goodbye
      Composer: Vallon, Colin
      Performer(s): Colin Vallon (Piano)
      Performer(s): Colin Vallon (Piano), Patrice Moret (Double Bass), Julian Sartorius (Drums)
      Album: Le Vent - Colin Vallon Trio, ECM Records, ECM 2347 376 2782
      Duration: 5:34
    • 23:48
      Title: Everything I Have Is Yours
      Complete Work Name: Velvet Mood
      Composer: Lane / Adamson
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet), Benny Carter (Alto Sax)
      Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocals), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet), Benny Carter (Alto Sax), Jimmy Rowles (Piano), Barney Kessel (Guitar), John Simmons (Bass), Larry Bunker (Drums)
      Album: Music For Torching / Velvet Mood, Poll Winners Records, PWR 27317
      Duration: 4:29
    • 00:05
      Title: Piano Sonata In C Minor Op 10 No. 1 - Movement Ii - Adagio Molto
      Complete Work Name: Piano Sonata In C Minor Op 10 No. 1
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
      Performer(s): Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (complete) - Friedrich Gulda - Disk 2, Brilliant Classics, 92773/2
      Duration: 7:18
    • 00:13
      Title: Into The Night
      Composer: Badalamenti, Angelo / Lynch, David
      Performer(s): Julee Cruise (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Julee Cruise (Vocals), Angelo Badalamenti (Synth/Piano)
      Album: Music From Twin Peaks, Warner Bros, 7599-26316-2
      Duration: 4:44
    • 00:18
      Title: Rosemary's Baby
      Composer: Komeda, Krzysztof
      Performer(s): Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet), Tuur Florizoone (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet), Tuur Florizoone (Accordion), Jorg Brinkmann (Cello)
      Album: Eric Vloeiman's Oliver's Cinema, Buzz / Challenge Records, ZZ 76111
      Duration: 5:43
    • 00:24
      Title: Cinema Paradiso -- Cinema Paradiso
      Complete Work Name: Cinema Paradiso
      Composer: Morricone, Ennio
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Orchestra Dell'unione Musicisti Di Roma
      Album: Cinema Paradiso OST, DRG, 99501
      Duration: 2:57
    • 00:32
      Title: On The Way To Exile
      Complete Work Name: From A Modern Greek Adaptation Of "Medea" By Giorgos Cheimonas
      Composer: Karaindrou, Eleni
      Performer(s): Sokratis Sinopoulos (Constantinople Lute And Lyre), Yiorgos Kaloudis (Cello), Andreas Katsigiannis (Santouri)
      Performer(s): Sokratis Sinopoulos (Constantinople Lute And Lyre), Yiorgos Kaloudis (Cello), Andreas Katsigiannis (Santouri), Harris Lambrakis (Ney), Andreas Papas (Bendir), Alexandros Arkadopoulos (Clarinet)
      Album: Medea - Eleni Karaindrou, ECM Records, ECM 2376 376 2816
      Duration: 4:51
    • 00:38
      Title: The Wind
      Performer(s): Cat Stevens
      Performer(s): Cat Stevens
      Album: The Very Best of Cat Stevens
      Duration: 1:53
    • 00:40
      Title: Don't Go To Strangers
      Composer: Kent / Mann / Evans
      Performer(s): Tierney Sutton (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tierney Sutton (Vocals), Serge Merlaud (Guitar), Kevin Axt (Acoustic Bass)
      Album: After Blue, BFM Jazz / Challenge Records, BFM77056
      Duration: 5:56
    • 00:46
      Title: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
      Composer: Webb, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Double Bass)
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Pat Metheny (Guitar)
      Album: Beyond the Missouri Sky ~~ E248406, Verve, 537130-2
      Duration: 4:05
    • 00:50
      Title: Spiegel Im Spiegel
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin)
      Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin), Martin Roscoe (Piano)
      Album: Tabula Rasa - Arvo Part, HMV Classics, HMV 5723152
      Duration: 8:15

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