The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson (pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    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 -

    Enrique Granados: March 23rd - 29th

    Ninety-nine years ago, while much of Europe was at war, Enrique Granados was savouring a Metropolitan Opera House premiere that was so successful that he received an invite from the White House. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy on the homeward journey across the Atlantic: Spain may have been a neutral country, but a German torpedo sunk the ship he was aboard. The self-taught composer - weighed down by the gold paid to him by the Met management - drowned in the English Channel, trying to rescue his wife. All this week, the music of Granados is featured on the programme. Listen out for performances by Julian Bream, on guitar; and jazzman Bill Evans, on piano.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    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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