The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme...

    Nov 23.  Tonight, we hear a new recording of Saint-Saens' "La muse et le poete"; Stanley Clarke, recorded live in Japan with Chick Corea; 3 x Lennon McCartney; part of a mass by Guillaume Dufay; solo Abdullah Ibrahim; Babe Kyro (or Karo) Lemon Turner sings about "Black Ace"; Claudia Schwab plays the violin; also coming our way, the last selection of the week from Anouar Brahem (see BLUE TUNES, below), specifically a track from the CD "The Astounding Eyes Of Rita"; Eddie Vedder, on ukelele; the slow movement of a string quartet by Smetana; and Matt Dennis, bemoaning the sale of a cottage. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 18 May 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Each night this week, we featuring recordings by the innovative Kronos Quartet, a string quartet that has made more than 50 albums in a 40 year career.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

     

    Anouar Brahem: November 17th - 23rd

    Tunisian oud-player Anouar Brahem has over the years created his own delicate sound – deeply rooted in Arabic classical and folk music yet infused with contemporary jazz sensibilities. His music is the real example of fusion – a troubadour of world music; Brahem’s extensive catalogue on ECM Records is our Blue Tunes focus all this week.
     
     

    Teddy Wilson: November 24th - 30th

    From the 1930s until the 1980s, Teddy Wilson provided accompaniment for Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Benny Goodman, Lester Young et al. He was Billie Holiday's musical director and made a number of fine albums under his own name. This polished pianist is featured each night this week on Blue.
     
     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: High Life For Strings
      Composer: David Byrne
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Balanescu Quartet
      Album: Balanescu Quartet: Byrne/Moran/Lurie/Torke ~~ G338601, Argo, 4365652
      Duration: 4:34
    • 22:16
      Title: The Seventh Son
      Composer: Dixon, Willie
      Performer(s): Mose Allison (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Mose Allison (Vocal, Piano), Addison Farmer (Bass), Ronnie Free (Drums)
      Album: Allison Wonderland - The Mose Allison Anthology (2-CD), Rhino / Atlantic Jazz, R2 71689
      Duration: 2:39
    • 22:19
      Title: Vedenalainen
      Composer: Kujanpaa / Ikonen
      Performer(s): Aili Ikonen (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Aili Ikonen (Vocals), Kvalda
      Album: Leia, Texicalli Records, IMPALA 014
      Duration: 4:49
    • 22:24
      Title: Chicago Blues
      Composer: Biese / Altieri
      Performer(s): Kenny Dorham (Vocals, Trumpet), Jimmy Heath (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Kenny Dorham (Vocals, Trumpet), Jimmy Heath (Saxophone), Walter Bishop (Piano), Percy Heath (Bass), Kenny Clarke (Drums)
      Album: Kenny Dorham Quintet (Recordno: OJCCD-113-2), Debut Records / Original Jazz Classics, OJCCD-113-2
      Duration: 2:54
    • 22:28
      Title: Symphony No.7 - Come Un Sogno
      Composer: Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Aurora Borealis - Magic Of The Mysterious North, Ondine, ODE 937-2
      Duration: 10:14
    • 22:39
      Title: Maybe I'M Amazed
      Composer: Mccartney, Paul
      Performer(s): Susan Werner (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Susan Werner (Vocal)
      Album: Classics (Recordno: SW-014), Sleeve Dog Records, SW-014
      Duration: 3:14
    • 22:42
      Title: Mother The Wardrobe Is Full Of Infantrymen
      Composer: Mcgough, Roger
      Performer(s): Agnes Bernelle (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Agnes Bernelle (Vocal), Desmond Leslie (Sound Effects)
      Album: Mother The Wardrobe Is Full Of Infantrymen, Some Bizarre / Milo Music, AGI 7CD
      Duration: 2:36
    • 22:45
      Title: Lament For An Orchid (Absinthe)
      Composer: Strayhorn, Billy
      Performer(s): Fred Hersch (Piano)
      Performer(s): Fred Hersch (Piano), Drew Gress (Bass), Tom Rainey (Drums), String Orchestra
      Album: Passion Flower - Fred Hersch Plays Billy Strayhorn (Recordno: 79395-2), Nonesuch, 79395-2
      Duration: 5:43
    • 22:52
      Title: George
      Composer: Metcalfe, John
      Performer(s): The Duke Quartet
      Performer(s): The Duke Quartet
      Album: The Inner Line, Black Box, BBM1008
      Duration: 5:00
    • 22:57
      Title: String Quartet No. 5 (Iv)
      Composer: Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Dublin Guitar Quartet
      Performer(s): Dublin Guitar Quartet
      Album: The Dublin Guitar Quartet Performs Philip Glass, Orange Mountain Music/Music Network, OMM/Music Network Promo
      Duration: 5:04
    • 23:04
      Title: Moanin' At Midnight
      Composer: Burnett, Chester
      Performer(s): Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: The Howlin' Wolf Collection, Deja Vu, DVCD 2032
      Duration: 2:32
    • 23:06
      Title: Dance With Waves
      Composer: Brahem, Anouar
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud)
      Performer(s): Anouar Brahem (Oud), Klaus Gesing (Bass Clarinet), Bjorn Meyer (Bass), Khaled Yassine (Darbouka, Bendir)
      Album: Anouar Brahem: The Astounding Eyes of Rita, ECM, 1798628
      Duration: 3:56
    • 23:32
      Title: Vessel
      Composer: Conlon, Ultan
      Performer(s): Ultan Conlon
      Performer(s): Ultan Conlon
      Album: Bless Your Heart, Dark Side Out, DSORCD001
      Duration: 5:06
    • 23:37
      Title: Railroad Man
      Composer: Sakamoto, Ryuichi
      Performer(s): Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano)
      Performer(s): Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano)
      Album: Ryuichi Sakamoto: Moto.Tronic, Sony Classical, SK 93044
      Duration: 4:42
    • 23:42
      Title: Pale Blue Eyes
      Composer: Reed, Lou
      Performer(s): Lou Reed (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Lou Reed (Vocal), The Velvet Underground
      Album: The Very Best of the Velvet Underground, Polydor, 065 625-2
      Duration: 5:44
    • 23:50
      Title: Girl Talk
      Composer: Hefti / Troup
      Performer(s): Kate Mcgarry (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Kate Mcgarry (Vocals), Keith Ganz (Guitars), Gary Versace (Keyboards), Et Al
      Album: Girl Talk (Recordno: PM 2152), Palmetto Records, PM 2152
      Duration: 5:36
    • 23:55
      Title: Li'l Darlin
      Composer: Hefti, Neal
      Performer(s): Wendell Culley (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Wendell Culley (Trumpet), Count Basie Orchestra
      Album: The Complete Atomic Basie, Roulette Blue Note, 724382863526
      Duration: 4:50
    • 00:01
      Title: Eskimos Op.64 - Movement I - Arctic Night
      Composer: Beach, Amy
      Performer(s): Kirsten Johnson (Piano)
      Performer(s): Kirsten Johnson (Piano)
      Album: Amy Beach: Piano Music, Vol.2, Guild, GMCD7329
      Duration: 3:39
    • 00:05
      Title: Four Part Fantasia No.2
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet
      Album: Kronos Quartet - Early Music, Nonesuch Records, 7559794572
      Duration: 3:07
    • 00:09
      Title: Sibil-La Provencale
      Composer: French 12th / 13th C
      Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano), Robert Crawfort Young (Oud), La Capella Reial De Catalunya
      Album: The Song Of The Sibyl (Recordno: NC 40020), Naive, NC 40020
      Duration: 13:10
    • 00:23
      Title: Who By Fire
      Composer: Cohen, Leonard
      Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Susanna Wallumrod (Vocals), Giovanna Pessi (Baroque Harp) Jane Achtman (Viola De Gamba) Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)
      Album: If Grief Could Wait, ECM, ECM 2226 277 7197
      Duration: 3:56
    • 00:27
      Title: Wild Horses
      Composer: Jagger / Richards
      Performer(s): Solveig Slettahjell (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Solveig Slettahjell (Vocals), Morten Qvenild (Piano, Various Instruments)
      Album: Antologie - Solveig Slettahjell, Jazzland, 602527785349
      Duration: 6:01
    • 00:34
      Title: The Cosy Eye
      Composer: Lee, Eddie
      Performer(s): No Crows
      Performer(s): No Crows
      Album: Waiting for the Tide, WHRL, WHRL 0016
      Duration: 4:58
    • 00:39
      Title: Fruit Tree
      Composer: Drake
      Performer(s): Nick Drake
      Performer(s): Nick Drake
      Album: Five Leaves Left (Remastered), Island, IMCD8
      Duration: 4:44
    • 00:44
      Title: After Dark
      Composer: Buchanan, Paul
      Performer(s): Paul Buchanan (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Paul Buchanan (Vocal, Piano)
      Album: Mid Air, Newsroom Records, ROOM01
      Duration: 3:56
    • 00:50
      Title: Koik Tulge Minu Juurde Nuud (Come To Me, Said The Son Of God)
      Composer: Traditional / Schultz
      Performer(s): Eve Kopli (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Eve Kopli (Soprano), Heinavanker
      Album: Songs Of Olden Times - Estonian Folk Hymns And Runic Songs (Recordno: HMU 907488), Harmonia Mundi USA, HMU 907488
      Duration: 4:24
    • 00:55
      Title: Film En Miniature H.148 - Movement Iii - Berceuse
      Composer: Martinu, Bohuslav
      Performer(s): Lada Valesova (Piano)
      Performer(s): Lada Valesova (Piano)
      Album: Lada Valesova - Intimate Studies (Piano music by Janacek, Haas, Martinu, Suk), Avie Records, AV2142
      Duration: 3:04

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