The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Friday's programme…

    March 27. Tonight, Eamonn links the title track of Sarah McQuaid's new album; Stravinsky's "The Sacrifice"; a young Polish jazz trio led by Marcin Wasilewski (in this, the week of PolskaÉire); a Pixies tune arranged for piano; Hugh Hopper's "Dedicated To You" performed by a saxophone quartet; music by Enrique Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below); John Martyn's "Small Hours"; a slice of contemporary jazz-cum-electronica by Bugge Wesseltoft (pictured), Henrik Schwartz and Dan Berglund; the opening movement of a choral work by Nico Muhly; movie music by Loudon Wainwright; Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel; and the slow movement of a Martinu concerto for two pianos. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 4 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.

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    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.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:06
      Title: Epistrophy
      Composer: Monk / Clarke
      Performer(s): Thelonious Monk (Piano), Milt Jackson (Vibes)
      Performer(s): Thelonious Monk (Piano), Milt Jackson (Vibes), John Simmons (Bass), Shadow Wilson (Drums)
      Album: The Finest In Jazz - Thelonious Monk (Recordno: 0946 3 86128 2 7), Blue Note, 0946 3 86128 2 7
      Duration: 3:07
    • 22:09
      Title: I Know It's Over
      Composer: Morrissey/ Marr
      Performer(s): Jeff Buckley
      Performer(s): Jeff Buckley
      Album: So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley, Columbia/ Legacy, 88697035702
      Duration: 6:28
    • 22:26
      Title: J'Ai Tué L'Amour
      Composer: Barbara
      Performer(s): Barbara (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Barbara (Vocals)
      Album: Chapeau Bas - Barbara (Recordno: 274 1729), Le Chant Du Monde, 274 1729
      Duration: 3:20
    • 22:36
      Title: Ojitos Negros
      Composer: Trad Arr E.Rodriguez
      Performer(s): Hugo Arroyo, Marisa Bautista, Fabiola Trujillo (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Hugo Arroyo, Marisa Bautista, Fabiola Trujillo (Vocals), Paddy Moloney (Uilleann Pipes)
      Album: San Patricio The Chieftans featuring Ry Cooder ~~ PD OB, Hear Music, HRM32024-00
      Duration: 2:25
    • 22:38
      Title: Kabou
      Composer: Sissoko, Ballake
      Performer(s): Ballaké Sissoko (Kora)
      Performer(s): Ballaké Sissoko (Kora)
      Album: At Peace - Ballaké Sissoko, No Format!, NOF 21
      Duration: 4:17
    • 22:59
      Title: The Seal Lullaby
      Composer: Whitacre, Eric
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), Pavao String Quartet
      Album: Catrin Finch lullabies, Deutsche Grammophon, 4791482
      Duration: 4:07
    • 23:04
      Title: Romance Del Diablo
      Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): James Crabb (Accordion)
      Performer(s): James Crabb (Accordion), Benjamin Martin (Piano), Australian Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Piazzolla: Song of the Angel, Chandos, CHAN10163
      Duration: 7:33
    • 23:11
      Title: A New Scotch Tune (Variation)
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals), Giovanna Pessi (Baroque Harp) Jane Achtman (Viola De Gamba) Marcom Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)
      Album: If Grief Could Wait, ECM, ECM 2226 277 7197
      Duration: 1:41
    • 23:20
      Title: Round Midnight -- Not Available
      Composer: Monk / Williams
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Art Pepper (Alto Saxophone), Vince De Rosa (French Horn), Russ Freeman (Piano), Mel Lewis (Drums), Et Al
      Album: Art Pepper + Eleven, Contemporary, OJC20 341-2
      Duration: 3:35
    • 23:25
      Title: L'Accordéoniste
      Composer: Emer, Michel
      Performer(s): Pirjo Aittomaki (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Pirjo Aittomaki (Vocals), Maria Kalaniemi (Accordion), Timo Alakotila (Piano), Tango Orkesteri Unto
      Album: Finnish Tango (Recordno: EUCD 1830), ARC, EUCD 1830
      Duration: 5:11
    • 23:54
      Title: October
      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: 4:06
    • 00:04
      Title: A Breath Away
      Composer: Winstone / Towner
      Performer(s): Norma Winstone (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Norma Winstone (Vocals), Klaus Gesing (Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone), Glauco Venier (Piano)
      Album: Dance Without Answer, ECM Records, ECM 2333 374 3047
      Duration: 5:10
    • 00:21
      Title: Yellow -- Not Available
      Composer: Berryman/Buckland/Champion/Martin
      Performer(s): Scala & Kolacny Bros
      Performer(s): Scala & Kolacny Bros
      Album: Promo CD Single (Recordno: PROMO CD), PIAS, PROMO CD
      Duration: 3:29
    • 00:24
      Title: Mutations - I: Air
      Composer: Iyer, Vijay
      Performer(s): Vijay Iyer (Piano, Electronics), Kyle Armbrust (Viola)
      Performer(s): Vijay Iyer (Piano, Electronics), Kyle Armbrust (Viola), Miranda Cuckson, Michi Wiancko (Violins), Kivie Cahn-Lipman (Cello)
      Album: Mutations - Vijay Iyer, ECM Records, ECM 2372 376 4798
      Duration: 4:12
    • 00:32
      Title: Walking With Bach
      Composer: Sule, László
      Performer(s): László Sule (Piano)
      Performer(s): László Sule (Piano), Pentti Lahti (Woodwinds), Hannu Ranten (Bass), Scarbantia String Quartet
      Album: Silver Solitude - László Sule (Recordno: ABCD 323), Alba Records, ABCD 323
      Duration: 8:47
    • 00:41
      Title: Lookin' Back
      Composer: Monk / Hendricks
      Performer(s): Carmen Mcrae (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Carmen Mcrae (Vocal), Charlie Rouse (Tenor Sax), Eric Gunnison (Piano), George Mraz (Bass), Al Foster (Drums)
      Album: Carmen Sings Monk, RCA Bluebird, 09026 63841 2
      Duration: 5:37
    • 00:50
      Title: Lay This Body Down
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocal)
      Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocal)
      Album: The Acoustic Folk Box (4-CD) (Recordno: TSCD4001-3), Topic, TSCD4001-3
      Duration: 2:58
    • 00:53
      Title: Ómós Do Francie Mooney
      Composer: O Riada, Peadar
      Performer(s): Peadar O Riada (Concertina)
      Performer(s): Peadar O Riada (Concertina), Martin Hayes (Fiddle) Caoimhin O Raghaillaigh (Fiddle /Flute)
      Album: Ómos, PORCD017
      Duration: 6:32

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