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 Berkley 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 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 -

    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

    • 22:52
      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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