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 Saturday 2 August 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    American pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett is best known to us as a key component of The Gloaming. But there's much more too him - find out each night this week.

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    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: Abet Abet
      Composer: Yirga, Samuel/ Worku, Asnakech
      Performer(s): Samuel Yirga (Piano, Organ, Rhodes, Midi Keyboards, Whistling)
      Performer(s): Samuel Yirga (Piano, Organ, Rhodes, Midi Keyboards, Whistling), Studio Musicians
      Album: Samuel Yirga: Guzo, Real World Records, CORW190 884108000311
      Duration: 5:13
    • 22:06
      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
    • 22:13
      Title: Angel, Crying
      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: 3:33
    • 22:17
      Title: Ay, Que Me Abraso!
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Arcángel (Cantaor), Mariví Blasco (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Fahmi Alqhai (Viola Da Gamba), Miguel Ángel Cortés (Flamenco Guitar), Accademia Del Piacere
      Album: Las idas y las vueltas - Spanish Baroque Meets Flamenco, Glossa, GCD P33203
      Duration: 6:01
    • 22:23
      Title: Secret
      Composer: Bartlett, Thomas
      Performer(s): Doveman (Aka Thomas Bartlett (Piano/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Doveman (Aka Thomas Bartlett (Piano/Vocals), Sam Amidon (Banjo/Acc Guitar); Dougie Bowne (Drums) Shahzad Ismaily (El Guitar); Peter Ecklund (Cornet)
      Album: With My Left Hand I Raise the Dead, Brassland, HWY 017
      Duration: 6:49
    • 22:31
      Title: Symphony No.6 In A Minor Tragic - Iii. Andante Moderato
      Composer: Mahler, Gustav
      Performer(s): Wdr Sinfonieorchester Koln
      Performer(s): Wdr Sinfonieorchester Koln
      Album: Great Conductors of the 20th Century - Dimitri Mitropouulos, IMG Artists, 724357547123
      Duration: 14:30
    • 22:46
      Title: Glass
      Composer: Fitkin, Graham
      Performer(s): Noel Langley (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Et Al)
      Performer(s): Ruth Hall (Harp), Keith Fairbairn (Vibraphone, Marimba), Alcyona Mick (Piano), The Stealth Horns
      Album: Edentide, Suntara Records, SUN7422002
      Duration: 7:33
    • 22:55
      Title: Runaround
      Composer: Cale, J.J.
      Performer(s): J.J. Cale (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): J.J. Cale (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Shades, Mercury, 800 105-2
      Duration: 2:42
    • 22:58
      Title: Three Tango Movements For Orchestra (2nd Movement) Moderato
      Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): Pablo Mainetti (Bandoneon)
      Performer(s): Orquestra De Cambra Teatre Lliure
      Album: Astor Piazzolla - Concerto For Bandoneon, Harmonia Mundi, HMG 501595
      Duration: 8:30
    • 23:08
      Title: Midnight Sun
      Composer: Mercer, Johnny/Burke, Sonny/Hampton, Lionel
      Performer(s): Cleo Laine (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Cleo Laine (Vocal), Gerry Mulligan (Baritone Sax), Mike Renzi (Piano), Jay Leonhart (Bass) Mark Whitfield (Guitar) Et Al
      Album: Jazz, RCA Victor / BMG, 60548-2-RC
      Duration: 6:42
    • 23:14
      Title: Time Has Told Me
      Composer: Drake, Nick
      Performer(s): Nick Drake (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Nick Drake (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Five Leaves Left, Island, 842 915-2
      Duration: 4:27
    • 23:19
      Title: Suite For Strings - Ii. Andante
      Composer: Rautavaara, Einojuhani
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Northern Highlights - The Unltimate Finnish Orchestral Favourites, ONDINE, ODE9912
      Duration: 6:43
    • 23:27
      Title: The Gardener
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals)
      Performer(s): June Tabor (Vocals)
      Album: A Quiet Eye, Green Linnet, GLCD 3129
      Duration: 5:21
    • 23:33
      Title: The Queen And Her Soldier
      Composer: Vega, Suzanne
      Performer(s): Suzanne Vega (Vocals, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Suzanne Vega (Vocals, Guitar)
      Album: True Acoustic (3-CD) (Recordno: 530 201-3), Spectrum, 530 201-3
      Duration: 4:51
    • 23:38
      Title: Sonnet De Pétrarque
      Composer: Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
      Performer(s): Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
      Album: Nikolai Lugansky - Liszt, Naive / Ambroisie, AM 205
      Duration: 6:50
    • 23:45
      Title: Somewhere Over The Rainbow
      Composer: Arlen, Harold
      Performer(s): Ferran Savall (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ferran Savall (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Impro, Alia Vox, AVSA9906
      Duration: 4:07
    • 23:49
      Title: A Sinister Decision
      Complete Work Name: From A Modern Greek Adaptation Of "Medea" By Giorgos Cheimonas
      Composer: Karaindrou, Eleni
      Performer(s): Sokratis Sinopoulos (Constantinople Lute And Lyre), Yiorgos Kaloudis (Cello), Andreas Katsigiannis (Santouri)
      Performer(s): Sokratis Sinopoulos (Constantinople Lute And Lyre), Yiorgos Kaloudis (Cello), Andreas Katsigiannis (Santouri), Harris Lambrakis (Ney), Andreas Papas (Bendir), Alexandros Arkadopoulos (Clarinet)
      Album: Medea - Eleni Karaindrou, ECM Records, ECM 2376 376 2816
      Duration: 3:55
    • 23:54
      Title: Woodstock
      Composer: Mitchell, Joni
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal, Wurlitzer)
      Performer(s): Joni Mitchell (Vocal, Wurlitzer)
      Album: Hits, Reprise, 9 46326-2
      Duration: 5:27
    • 23:59
      Title: Don't Smoke In Bed
      Composer: Robison, Willard
      Performer(s): Jack Teagarden (Vocals, Trombone)
      Performer(s): Jack Teagarden (Vocals, Trombone), Don Goldie (Trumpet), Et Al
      Album: Think Well of Me, Verve / Folio, 11619
      Duration: 3:22
    • 00:04
      Title: Silence, Night & Dreams
      Composer: Preisner, Zbigniew
      Performer(s): Tom Cully
      Performer(s): Tom Cully, Zbigniew Preisner (Piano) Lars Danielsson(Cello)
      Album: Silence, Night & Dreams ~~ C945302, EMI, 094639399925
      Duration: 6:59
    • 00:11
      Title: Without Her
      Composer: Nilsson, Harry
      Performer(s): Harry Nilsson (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Harry Nilsson (Vocals)
      Album: Harry Nilsson, RCA, PD89081
      Duration: 2:19
    • 00:14
      Title: Mizu / Water
      Composer: Ibrahim, Abdullah
      Performer(s): Abdullah Ibrahim (Synthesizer)
      Performer(s): Abdullah Ibrahim (Synthesizer)
      Album: Desert Flowers - Abdullah Ibrahim, Enja, ENJ-7011 2
      Duration: 4:09
    • 00:18
      Title: Scarborough Fair/Canticle
      Composer: Simon & Garfunkel
      Performer(s): Paul Simon (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Paul Simon (Vocal), Art Garfunkel
      Album: Simon and Garfunkel - Greatest Hits, Columbia Records, COL 0690032
      Duration: 3:09
    • 00:21
      Title: Havik, For Viola & Percussion
      Composer: Mansurian, Tigran
      Performer(s): Kim Kashkashian (Viola)
      Performer(s): Kim Kashkashian (Viola), Robyn Schulkowsky (Percussion)
      Album: Music of Tigran Mansurian and Komitas, ECM, ECM 1754
      Duration: 4:50
    • 00:26
      Title: Floating
      Composer: Hersch, Fred
      Performer(s): Fred Hersch (Piano)
      Performer(s): John Hébert (Bass), Eric Mcpherson (Drums)
      Album: Floating - Fred Hersch Trio, Palmetto Records, PM2171
      Duration: 5:48
    • 00:32
      Title: Peace: An End (Alternate Mix)
      Composer: Fripp / Sinfield
      Performer(s): Greg Lake (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Greg Lake (Vocals), King Crimson
      Album: In The Wake Of Poseidon - King Crimson 40th Anniversary Series, Panegyric, KCSP2
      Duration: 2:06
    • 00:35
      Title: Away With These Self-Loving Lads
      Composer: Dowland, John
      Performer(s): La Nef
      Performer(s): La Nef
      Album: Dowland in Dublin, ATMA Classique, ACD2 2650
      Duration: 1:51
    • 00:37
      Title: Clair De Lune
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Myung Whun Chung (Piano)
      Performer(s): Myung Whun Chung (Piano)
      Album: Piano, ECM Records, ECM New Series 2342 481 0765
      Duration: 5:44
    • 00:42
      Title: Fantasia (21)
      Composer: Da Milano, Francesco
      Performer(s): Paul O'Dette (Lute)
      Performer(s): Paul O'Dette (Lute)
      Album: Francesco Da Milano "Il divino" (Recordno: HMU 907557), Harmonia Mundi, HMU 907557
      Duration: 2:56
    • 00:46
      Title: A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
      Composer: Strayhorn, Billy
      Performer(s): Joe Henderson (Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), Stephen Scott (Piano), Christian Mcbride (Bass), Gregory Hutchinson (Drums)
      Album: Lush Life - The Music of Billy Strayhorn, Verve, 511 779-2
      Duration: 6:57
    • 00:53
      Title: Lush Life
      Composer: Strayhorn, Billy
      Performer(s): John Coltrane (Tenor Sax)
      Performer(s): John Coltrane (Tenor Saxophone), Johnny Hartman (Vocal)
      Album: John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Impulse, GRP11072
      Duration: 5:29

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