The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Nightly, 10pm - 1am

    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 11 July 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Blue Bossa. In the week leading up to Sunday's World Cup Final in Brazil, we feature vocal and instrumental "bossa nova" recordings by Getz, Gilberto, Jobim et al.

    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

    • 22:02
      Title: Rockin' In Rhythm
      Composer: Ellington, Duke
      Performer(s): Richard Thompson (All Instr.)
      Performer(s): Richard Thompson (All Instr.)
      Album: The Acoustic Folk Box (4-CD), Topic, TSCD4001-3
      Duration: 2:46
    • 22:05
      Title: Give Me Strength
      Composer: Clapton, Eric
      Performer(s): Eric Clapton (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Eric Clapton (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: 461 Ocean Boulevard, Polydor, 06024982522468
      Duration: 2:50
    • 22:09
      Title: La Casita De Mis Viejos
      Composer: Cobian / Cadicamo
      Performer(s): Adriana Varela
      Performer(s): Adriana Varela
      Album: Vuelve el Tango, World Music Network, RGNET 1023 CD
      Duration: 3:41
    • 22:12
      Title: That's No Way To Get Along
      Composer: Wilkins, Robert
      Performer(s): Robert Wilkins (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Robert Wilkins (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: Century Of The Blues (Recordno: CDCD 5003), Chrome Dreams, CDCD 5003
      Duration: 2:55
    • 22:15
      Title: Chega De Saudade
      Composer: Jobim / De Moraes
      Performer(s): Eliane Elias
      Performer(s): Eliane Elias
      Album: Bossa Nova Stories, Blue Note, 50999-215999-2-7
      Duration: 3:50
    • 22:20
      Title: Double Concerto In B Minor (2nd Movement) Rhapsody
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Gidon Kremer (Violin)
      Performer(s): Gidon Kremer (Violin), Yuri Bashmet (Viola), Hallé Orchestra
      Album: Britten - Double Concerto, Two Portraits..., Erato Disques, 3984-25502-2
      Duration: 7:25
    • 22:34
      Title: A Prayer For Tolerance
      Composer: Abou-Khalil Rabih
      Performer(s): Rabih Abou-Khalil (Oud)
      Performer(s): Rabih Abou-Khalil (Oud), Michel Godard (Tuba, Serpent), Jarrod Cagwin (Drums), The German Youth Orchestra
      Album: Trouble In Jerusalem, Enja, ENJ-9560 2
      Duration: 2:17
    • 22:36
      Title: My Margaret
      Composer: Diver, Gerry
      Performer(s): Margaret Barry
      Performer(s): Margaret Barry, Gerry Diver (Instruments, Recording)
      Album: Speech Project, One Fine Day Records, OFDROO1CD
      Duration: 5:15
    • 22:42
      Title: Notebook Of Sketches - Suite No.2 - Evening Dance
      Composer: Strong, George Templeton
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Moscow Symphony Orchestra
      Album: American Classics / George Templeton Strong, Naxos, 8.559078
      Duration: 2:11
    • 22:45
      Title: Cantabile
      Composer: Vasks, Peteris
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Northern Lights, Finlandia Records, 11421-2
      Duration: 5:52
    • 22:51
      Title: Three Poems: After Long Silence / She Weeps Over Rahoon / Will You Walk A Little Faster?
      Composer: Ardley, Neil
      Performer(s): Norma Winstone (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Norma Winstone (Vocals), Dave Gelly (Saxophone), Frank Ricotti (Vibes), Derek Wadsworth (Trombone), Dick Heckstall-Smith (Saxophone)
      Album: A Symphony Of Amaranths, Dusk Fire, DUSKCD107
      Duration: 11:24
    • 23:04
      Title: Time
      Composer: Crowley, Morgan
      Performer(s): Morgan Crowley (Vocals, Keyboards, Et Al)
      Performer(s): Richie Buckey (Saxophone), Maire Breatnach (Violin)
      Album: Time, Self release, www.morgancrowley.com
      Duration: 4:04
    • 23:08
      Title: Wiosna
      Composer: Matinier, Jean-Louis
      Performer(s): Jean-Louis Matinier (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)
      Album: Inventio, ECM Records, ECM 2348 375 9429
      Duration: 4:46
    • 23:12
      Title: No One Knows I'M Gone
      Composer: Waits, Tom
      Performer(s): Rachel & Becky Unthank (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Rachel & Becky Unthank (Vocals), Niopha Keegan (Violin), Adrian Mcnally (Piano, Dulcitone), Chris Price (Bass, Guitars, Ukele)
      Album: The Unthanks: Last, Rabble Rouser, 095 5942
      Duration: 2:11
    • 23:16
      Title: Stand By Me
      Composer: King / Leiber / Stoller
      Performer(s): Lena Nymark (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Lena Nymark (Vocal), Martin Taxt (Tuba)
      Album: Saga Of I Land - Silucian Town, Aim Records, AIMCD 122
      Duration: 4:34
    • 23:21
      Title: That Damn Volcano
      Composer: Mantler, Karen
      Performer(s): Karen Mantler (Vocal, Harmonica, Piano)
      Performer(s): Doug Wieselman (Guitar, Bass Clarinet), Kato Hideki (Bass)
      Album: Business Is Bad, Xtra WATT / ECM, Xtra WATT /14 376 8680
      Duration: 5:09
    • 23:26
      Title: Once I Loved (O Amor N Paz)
      Composer: Jobim, Antonio Carlos
      Performer(s): Antonio Carlos Jobim (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Antonio Carlos Jobim (Guitar), Claus Ogerman And His Orch
      Album: Quiet Now, Verve, 559733-2
      Duration: 3:35
    • 23:31
      Title: Little Blue Something
      Composer: Dessner, Bryce
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet
      Album: Bryce Dessner: Aheym, ANTI Inc, ANTI 7296-2
      Duration: 7:56
    • 23:39
      Title: Not A Job
      Composer: Elbow/Garvey, Guy
      Performer(s): Sandra O'Neill (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Sandra O'Neill (Vocals), Peter Chilvers (Instruments)
      Album: Far Off Country - Letka, Burning Shed, BSHED0211
      Duration: 5:48
    • 23:44
      Title: Mystery
      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: 2:37
    • 23:49
      Title: Concerto In F Minor (2nd Movement) Largo
      Composer: Bach, J.S.
      Performer(s): Jacques Loussier (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vincent Charbonnier (Bass), André Arpino (Drums)
      Album: My Personal Favorites: The Jacques Loussier Trio Plays Bach, Telarc, TEL-35319-02
      Duration: 3:19
    • 23:52
      Title: Blue Interlude
      Composer: Chopin
      Performer(s): Bill Evans
      Performer(s): Bill Evans, Chuck Israels (Bass), Larry Bunker Or Grady Tate (Drums), Unnamed Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Bill Evans With Symphony Orchestra, Polygram, 821 983-2
      Duration: 6:04
    • 00:01
      Title: Resolve
      Composer: Gibbons / Webb
      Performer(s): Beth Gibbons (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Beth Gibbons (Vocal), Rustin Man (Mixing), Paul Webb
      Album: Out of Season - Beth Gibbons / Rustin Man, Go Beat Records, 066574-2
      Duration: 2:51
    • 00:03
      Title: Missing You
      Composer: Mckay, Caitriona
      Performer(s): Chris Stout (Fiddle)
      Performer(s): Chris Stout (Fiddle), Caitriona Mckay (Harp)
      Album: White Nights, McKayStout, MSM001
      Duration: 5:56
    • 00:13
      Title: And I Love Her
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Pat Metheny (Nylon String Guitar)
      Performer(s): Pat Metheny (Nylon String Guitar)
      Album: Pat Metheny - What's It All About, Nonesuch, 7559 79647
      Duration: 4:22
    • 00:17
      Title: Yesterday
      Composer: Lennon Maccartney
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Album: 1, Apple, 5299702
      Duration: 2:17
    • 00:20
      Title: Two Sentimental Romances - I. Andantino In A Major
      Composer: Stenhammar, Wilhelm
      Performer(s): Tobias Ringborg (Violin)
      Performer(s): Tobias Ringborg (Violin), Swedish Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Swedish Romantic Violin Concertos, Naxos, 8.554287
      Duration: 6:47
    • 00:27
      Title: Nocturne In C Sharp Minor
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Myung Whun Chung (Piano)
      Performer(s): Myung Whun Chung (Piano)
      Album: Piano, ECM Records, ECM New Series 2342 481 0765
      Duration: 3:57
    • 00:32
      Title: My Old Flame
      Composer: Johnston / Coslow
      Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano)
      Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Bass)
      Album: Last Dance, ECM Records, ECM 2399 378 0524
      Duration: 10:18
    • 00:42
      Title: Urkupina: Part I - Salida Del Templo
      Composer: Saluzzi, Dino
      Performer(s): Dino Saluzzi (Bandoneon)
      Performer(s): Dino Saluzzi Group
      Album: El Valle de la Infancia, ECM Records, ECM New Series 2395 481 0957
      Duration: 3:25
    • 00:45
      Title: Aguas De Marco
      Composer: Jobim
      Performer(s): Joao Gilberto (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Joao Gilberto (Vocal, Guitar), Stan Getz (Sax); Albert Dailey (Piano); Steve Swallow (Bass); Billy Hart (Drums); Airto Moreira (Percussion)
      Album: Progressions: 100 years of Jazz Guitar, Columbia/Legacy, 5176512
      Duration: 4:41
    • 00:50
      Title: Piano Sonata In B Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Sostenuto
      Composer: Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Paul Lewis (Piano)
      Performer(s): Paul Lewis (Piano)
      Album: Liszt - Sonata in B Minor, Piano Works, Harmonia Mundi, HMA1951845
      Duration: 7:22

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