The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    August 30. On tonight's BLUE, we'll hear King Crimson's "Matte Kudasi"; a concertino which Sergei Prokofiev did not live to finish (one that was actually completed by his friend Rostropovich, working from a piano score and the cellist's memories of conversations between the two men); a meditation by flautist Susie Hodder-Williams and gamelan-player Chris Caldwell; Gospel blues by Leo "Bud" Welch; Letka's brand of "far off country"; a new double CD on Evidence Classics that finds Dominique Vellard conducting Ensemble Gilles Binchois, but this time in the performance of his own music; Roland Hanna's "Muses For Richard Davis", as it appears on an MPS re-issue; No Crows' realisation of a Radiohead tune; the epilogue from Tarik O'Regan's Irish colloquy (see BLUE TUNES, below); singer/songwriter Francesca Baines; and sax-player Art Pepper (pictured) plays a ballad. 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 -

    August 24th - 30th: Acallam na Senórach

    Acallam na Senórach is a setting by English composer Tarik O’Regan of a 12th Century text about the Fianna warriors Caílte mac Rónán and  Oisín, nephew of legendary Fionn Mac Cumhaill. O’Regan adapted the narrative into a one hour musical setting for solo guitar and chorus which was commissioned and recorded by Chamber Choir Ireland along with guitarist Stewart French. It’s under the Blue spotlight all this week.

    August 31st - September 6th: Memphis Slim

    Peter "Memphis Slim" Chatman was a blues pianist and singer who wrote enduring standards like “Everyday I Have The Blues”. He lived in France for the last 25 years of his life. In the week of the centenary of his birth, we’ll hear recordings made before and after he emigrated to Europe in 1963.

    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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