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 music by Leo 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 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 -

    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.

    August31st - Septemeber 6th: 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

    • 22:04
      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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