The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    July 5. Tonight, Eamonn links a Romanian folk dance by Bartok; the late Gerry Rafferty; a new recording by Irish resident Felip Carbonell; solo piano music by Hans Otte (pictured); singer/songwriter Tori Amos; a big band arrangement of an Astor Piazzolla tune; the slow movement of a Beethoven piano concerto; Eddie Vedder, performing a John Lennon song; a little Junior Wells; orchestrated Debussy; Norma Winstone's re-invention of a melody you may know from a Pedro Almodovar movie; solo Ketil Bjornstad; music by Karl-Birger Blomdahl; Norway's Beady Belle; Alexis Korner with Davy Graham; Britten for solo guitar; a selection from a tribute album to jazz artist Horace Parlan; and Iva Bittova puts her slant on Janacek and Moravian folk (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 4 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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    June 29th - July 5th: Iva Bittova sings Janácek

    Czech composer Leoš Janácek was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music. This week we honour his birthdate by featuring an album in which Czech singer Iva Bittova and the Skampa Quartet present a personal interpretation of Janácek’s collection of Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs. Masterful accompaniment to Bittova’s stunning vocals every night this week...
     

    July 6th - 12th: Trio Mediaeval "Aquilonis"

    All this week, we’ll be listening to the latest Trio Mediaeval CD. “Aquilonis” comprises Icelandic chant, early Italian sacred songs, contemporary Swedish works, 15th-century English carols and Norwegian folk melodies; and it’s the first time the singers have accompanied themselves on instruments.

     

    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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