The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    July 26. Tonight, we'll hear some of the music pianist/composer Eleni Karaindrou (pictured) provided for Giorgos Cheimonas' modern Greek adaptation of "Medea"; Ryuichi Sakamoto with - and without - David Sylvian; a new recording by jazz trumpeter Jason Palmer; another lyrical interpretation of Grieg by Javier Perianes; guitarists Kelly Joe Phelps and Marc Ribot; Irish guitarist John O'Shea; the New Blood Orchestra, performing an alternate instrumental version of Peter Gabriel's "The Nest That Sailed The Sky"; new John Metcalfe; a J.S. Bach adagio; the last 2 cuts of the week from Helen Merrill (see BLUE TUNES, below), including an Arlen/Mercer song; a Magnificat by Orlando de Lassus; and Italian guitarist Peo Alfonsi joined by vocalist Ivan Lopez. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Friday 20 June 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    We sample the wide-ranging creativity of Micheál Ó Súilleabháin, pianist, composer, musicologist and Professor of Music at the University of Limerick all this week on Blue

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    July 20th - 26th: Helen Merrill

    Helen Merrill sang with Charlie Parker in the 1940s. Though her first album was arranged by Quincy Jones (and featured trumpeter Clifford Brown), this American artist has achieved greatest recognition while living in Europe and Japan. Hear Helen recorded with Gordon Beck, Hank Jones, Stan Getz et al, each night this week on BLUE.

    July 27th - August 3rd: Nocturnes

    They are described as a single-movement character piece usually written for solo piano. First created by Irishman John Field – forever associated with Frederic Chopin - but the list of nocturne composers is extensive. We’ll draw from that list all week – the dictionary defines them as “inspired by, or evocative of, the night”. Nocturnes - the perfect fit for The Blue Of The Night.

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:15
      Title: The Plains Of Boyle (Magh Luirg)
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Micheal O'Suilleabhain (Piano)
      Performer(s): Micheal O'Suilleabhain (Piano)
      Album: The Dolphin's Way (Recordno: Cdve1) ~~ R006102, Venture, Cdve1
      Duration: 3:22
    • 22:44
      Title: Come Together
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Park Stickney (Harp)
      Performer(s): Park Stickney (Harp), Darren Solomon (Bass); Rich Rosenzweig (Drums)
      Album: Action Harp Play Set, Overdressed Late Guy Productions, OLGP -04
      Duration: 6:48
    • 22:51
      Title: Sehnsucht (Longing)
      Composer: Beckmann, Richard
      Performer(s): Johannes Ernst (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Johannes Ernst (Saxophone), Christoph Israel (Piano)
      Album: Fundstucke, ES-DUR, ES 2047
      Duration: 3:53
    • 22:55
      Title: String Quartet No. 3 (Vi) Mishima/Closing
      Composer: Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): The Dublin Guitar Quartet
      Performer(s): The Dublin Guitar Quartet
      Album: The Dublin Guitar Quartet Performs Philip Glass, Orange Mountain Music/Music Network, OMM 0092
      Duration: 3:39
    • 23:00
      Title: Lungs
      Composer: Smith, John
      Performer(s): John Smith (Guitar And Vocals)
      Performer(s): John Smith (Guitar And Vocals), Lisa Hannigan(Backing Vocals)
      Album: Great Lakes
      Duration: 4:24
    • 23:05
      Title: Mike's Fancy
      Composer: Durack, Austin
      Performer(s): Austin Durack (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Austin Durack (Guitar)
      Album: Fingerpicker, Austin Durack, AMD006
      Duration: 2:06
    • 23:07
      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
    • 23:15
      Title: Dun Do Shuil
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Altan
      Album: Local Ground - Altan, Vertical, VERTCD069
      Duration: 3:56
    • 23:20
      Title: Bags & Trane
      Composer: Jackson, Milt
      Performer(s): John Coltrane (Tenor Saxophone), Milt Jackson (Vibes)
      Performer(s): John Coltrane (Tenor Saxophone), Milt Jackson (Vibes), Hank Jones (Piano), Paul Chambers (Bass), Connie Kay (Drums)
      Album: Bags & Trane, Atlantic Masters, 81227 3685-2
      Duration: 7:22
    • 23:28
      Title: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor (2nd Movement) Intermezzo : Adagio
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
      Performer(s): Valentina Lisitsa (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Rachmaninov The Piano Concertos : Valentina Lisitsa : LSO/Francis, Decca, 4784890
      Duration: 10:25
    • 23:40
      Title: The Egg Man / The Fight Of The Taruru
      Composer: Parfitt-Murray, Hal / Busk, Nikolaj
      Performer(s): Hal Parfitt-Murray (Violin, Viola)
      Performer(s): Hal Parfitt-Murray (Violin, Viola), Nikolaj Busk (Piano, Glockenspiel)
      Album: Music From the Edge of the World, Go Folk, GO0312
      Duration: 3:58
    • 23:44
      Title: Home Thoughts From Abroad
      Composer: Ward, Clifford
      Performer(s): Clifford T. Ward (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Clifford T. Ward (Vocals)
      Album: Acoustic Songbook, EMI, 7243 8 75356 2 6 VIDCD 673
      Duration: 3:18
    • 23:47
      Title: Coincidence
      Composer: Delago, Manu
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards), Isa Kurz (Vocals)
      Album: Bigger Than Home (Recordno: SWR 52/13), www.sessionworkrec.com, SWR 52/13
      Duration: 3:52
    • 23:52
      Title: The Real
      Composer: Eno, Brian/Holland, Rick
      Performer(s): Brian Eno
      Performer(s): Brian Eno
      Album: Drums Between the Bells (Bonus Track Version), Warp Records, WARP214
      Duration: 6:54
    • 23:59
      Title: Ballad Impromptu
      Composer: Broadbent, Alan
      Performer(s): Alan Broadbent Trio
      Performer(s): Alan Broadbent Trio, Alan Broadbent (Piano), Putter Smith (Bass), Joe Labarbera (Drums)
      Album: Personal Standards, Concord Jazz, CCD-4757-2
      Duration: 6:01
    • 00:18
      Title: 2:45 Am
      Composer: Smith
      Performer(s): Elliott Smith
      Performer(s): Elliott Smith
      Album: Either/or, Domino, WIGCD51
      Duration: 3:14
    • 00:21
      Title: The Beekeeper
      Composer: Amos, Tori
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Tori Amos (Vocals)
      Album: The Beekeeper, Epic, EPC 516425 9
      Duration: 6:50
    • 00:28
      Title: Love Will Tear Us Apart
      Composer: Hook/ Curtis/ Sumner/ Morris
      Performer(s): Susanna Karolina Wallumrod (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Susanna Karolina Wallumrod (Vocals), Morton Qvenild (Keyboards Etc.)
      Album: Susanna and the Magical Orchestra: Melody Mountain, Rune Grammofon, RCD2057
      Duration: 5:08
    • 00:45
      Title: And The Willow Tree Smiled
      Composer: Van Schothorst, Anne
      Performer(s): Anne Van Schothorst (Harp)
      Performer(s): Anne Van Schothorst (Harp), Saskia Laroo (Trumpet)
      Album: Ek is Eik: Anne Vanschothorst Harp + Bass + Percussion + Trumpet + Viola da Gamba, Big Round Records, BR893Z
      Duration: 4:57
    • 00:54
      Title: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
      Composer: Webb, Jimmy
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Double Bass)
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Double Bass), Pat Metheny (Guitar)
      Album: Beyond the Missouri Sky ~~ E248406, Verve, 537130-2
      Duration: 4:05

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