The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Jan 25. Tonight, Eamonn links a little bit of Corsican chant; accordionist Frode Haltli; a solo jazz piano performance from 1973 that's been made available on the recent SteepleChase release "An Evening With Joe Albany"; a choir from Estonia, singing traditional fare; bluesman "T-Bone" Walker (pictured); award-winning vocalist Lauren Kinsella, guesting on a new CD by young trumpeter Laura Jurd; more from Ewan MacColl (see BLUE TUNES, below); movie music by Howard Shore; 2 x Bacharach/David; Robert Fripp with Theo Travis;  and harmonica-player Brendan Power. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 3 May 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    International Jazz Day Apr 30 this is part sponsored by the Thelonius Monk Institute - so our Blue Tunes spotlight shines on Monk all this week- be prepared for the unorthodox.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Ewan MacColl: January 19th - 25th

    Ewan MacColl – born Jimmy Miller in Salford – was a singer, songwriter, broadcaster, record producer, collector of folk music, political activist, newspaper editor, playwright and actor. In the week of the centenary of his birth, we’ll listen to MacColl material interpreted by himself and others (including Christy Moore and the Unthanks).

    Click here to listen to a documentary on Ewan MacColl first broadcast on RTÉ in 1975.

    Tom Jobim Tribute: January 26th - February 1st

    The cellist/arranger Jacques Morelenbaum and his singer/wife, Paula, were a big part of the life of Antonio Carlos Jobim (pictured), shaping the music of his last recordings. They paid a fitting tribute to “Tom” by recording an album in his Rio de Janeiro home studio - suitably titled "Casa".  We mark Tom Jobim’s birthday this week by shining the spotlight on this moving tribute with Ryucihi Sakamoto on piano and Jobim’s son Paulo on guitar.

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:52
      Title: Park Avenue Petite
      Composer: Golson, Benny
      Performer(s): Richard "Blue" Mitchell (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Richard "Blue" Mitchell (Trumpet), Wynton Kelly (Piano), Sam Jones (Bass), Philly Joe Jones (Drums)
      Album: Blue Soul, Riverside / Original Jazz Classics, OJCCD-765-2
      Duration: 3:58
    • 23:10
      Title: Hush Ó
      Composer: Trad Arr O'Leary
      Performer(s): Caitriona O'Leary (Voice)
      Performer(s): Caitriona O'Leary (Voice), Adrian Hart (Fiddle); Emer Mayock (Flute); Kate Ellis (Cello); Mel Mercier (Bodhran)
      Album: Sleepsongs - Caitriona O'Leary and Dúlra, Heresy Records, Heresy 014
      Duration: 4:35
    • 23:14
      Title: Kitchen Man
      Composer: Razaf/Belledna
      Performer(s): Bessie Smith
      Performer(s): Bessie Smith, Charlie Green(Tb) Fletcher Henderson(P)
      Album: The Essential Bessie Smith, Indigo Records, IGOCD2008
      Duration: 3:01
    • 23:18
      Title: Blackberry Stone
      Composer: Marling, Laura
      Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Laura Marling (Vocal)
      Album: Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can, Virgin Records, CDV3075
      Duration: 3:25
    • 23:22
      Title: Las Vegas Tango
      Composer: Evans, Gil
      Performer(s): Gil Evans (Piano)
      Performer(s): Gil Evans (Piano), Johnny Coles (Trumpet), Jimmy Cleveland (Trombone), Kenny Burell (Guitar), Elvin Jones (Drums). Et Al
      Album: The Individualism Of Gil Evans, Verve, 833 804-2
      Duration: 6:38
    • 23:40
      Title: Bells For Her
      Composer: Amos, Tori
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Vocal, Piano)
      Album: Under the Pink, Eastwest, 7567-82567-2
      Duration: 5:22
    • 23:45
      Title: Rita Jack's Lament
      Composer: Fogarty, Seamus
      Performer(s): Seamus Fogarty (All Instruments/Programming)
      Performer(s): Seamus Fogarty (All Instruments/Programming)
      Album: God Damn You Mountain, Lost Map, LONG 004
      Duration: 8:39
    • 23:51
      Title: Jeux D'Eau
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Album: Ravel: The Complete Solo Piano Music ~~ CDD05196, Hyperion Records, CDA67731
      Duration: 5:41
    • 00:03
      Title: Round Midnight
      Composer: Monk / Williams / Hanighen
      Performer(s): Joe Pass (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Joe Pass (Guitar)
      Album: Virtuoso, Hillhouse
      Duration: 3:33
    • 00:08
      Title: Symphony No.1 In B Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Sostenuto
      Composer: Lyapunov, Sergei
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Moscow State Symphony
      Album: Sergei Lyapunov - Symphony No.1, Olympia, OCD 519
      Duration: 11:15
    • 00:23
      Title: Chere Trahison
      Composer: Laveaux, Melissa
      Performer(s): Melissa Laveaux(Guitar And Vocals)
      Performer(s): Melissa Laveaux(Guitar And Vocals), Lisa Patterson(Melodica), Rob Reid(Cajon), Martin Gamet(Double Bass)
      Album: Camphor & Copper, No Format, NOF5312680
      Duration: 2:48
    • 00:26
      Title: Tiziri
      Composer: Kouyate, Lansine
      Performer(s): Lansine Kouyate (Balafon)
      Performer(s): Lansine Kouyate (Balafon), Ira Coleman (Bass), David Neerman (Vibes), Laurent Robin (Drums)
      Album: Kouyate-Neerman: Kangaba ~~ Not Available, No Format, 5308530
      Duration: 2:37
    • 00:29
      Title: Mad John
      Composer: Wood, Chris
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocals, Instruments)
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Vocals, Instruments), Rob Jarvis (Trombone)
      Album: Trespasser (Recordno: RUFCD11) ~~ PD CC, RUF, RUFCD11
      Duration: 6:14
    • 00:36
      Title: Penselstrok
      Composer: Johansen / Moe
      Performer(s): Arianna Savall (Gothic Harp, Italian Triple Harp), Petter Udland Johansen (Voice, Hardingfele, Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Arianna Savall (Gothic Harp, Italian Triple Harp), Petter Udland Johansen (Voice, Hardingfele, Mandolin), Sveinung Lilleheier (Guitar, Dobro, Voice), Miguel Angel Cordero (Dbl Bass, Voice), David Mayoral (Percussion)
      Album: Hirundo Maris (Recordno: 2227 278 4395), ECM, ECM New Series 2227 278 4395
      Duration: 5:19
    • 00:48
      Title: Suite For String Orchestra (Nocturne)
      Composer: Bridge, Frank
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Night Piece - Quiet Classics, KOCH International, 3-7611-2
      Duration: 6:44
    • 00:56
      Title: Walk
      Composer: Einaudi, Ludovico
      Performer(s): Ludovico Einaudi
      Performer(s): Ludovico Einaudi
      Album: In a Time Lapse, Decca
      Duration: 3:27

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