The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Aug 24. On Sunday's BLUE, we'll hear from the late Henry Byrd (a.k.a. Professor Longhair), a founding father of New Orleans R'n'B; the slow movement of a Scriabin piano concerto; Leo Brouwer's "Sarabanda de Scriabin"; a sneak preview of a forthcoming ECM release by Anja Lechner (cello) and Francois Couturier (piano); the covering of a Sugarcubes song by Jackie Oates (pictured); sarod-player Soumik Datta; part of a newly made available piano sonata by Liszt; singer-songwriter Roy Harper; legendary bluesman T-Bone Walker; the Gazzana sisters, performing a Poulenc violin sonata; some endlessly playing by Sigur Rós; experienced session-man Noel Langley from his recent debut release; Myung Whun Chung's reading of "Clair de lune", which can be found on a new solo piano CD recorded for ECM; and the last of the week's songs by Debussy (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

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

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    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.

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    Debussy: Aug 18th - 24th

    Claude Debussy’s vast output has given us masterpieces in a variety of categories such as orchestral, piano, ballet and chamber music. This week, to honour his birthdate, we shine the spotlight on the French-born composer's vocal works with settings of texts by Verlaine, Mallarmé and Baudelaire. The Songs of Debussy – a Blue of the Night recommendation, nightly at 10...

    Blue Tunes Recommended - Leonard Bernstein: Aug 18th - 24th

    When Leonard Bernstein passed away in 1990 at the age of 72, he left a legacy that is unparalleled in American music. As a composer, conductor, pianist and educator, one critic called him “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history”.  With such a variety of material to choose from, he’s our Blue Tunes recommended artist all this week on the programme.

    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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