The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Jan 25. Tonight, Eamonn links a little bit of Corsican chant; accordionist Frode Haltli; a solo jazz piano performance from 1973 that's been made available on the recent SteepleChase release "An Evening With Joe Albany"; a choir from Estonia, singing traditional fare; bluesman "T-Bone" Walker (pictured); award-winning vocalist Lauren Kinsella, guesting on a new CD by young trumpeter Laura Jurd; more from Ewan MacColl (see BLUE TUNES, below); movie music by Howard Shore; 2 x Bacharach/David; Robert Fripp with Theo Travis;  and harmonica-player Brendan Power. 10pm...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 16 August 2014


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Bill Evans, an influential pianist influenced by both Debussy and Bud Powell, was born 85 years ago. This week, Eamonn presents some of Evans' finest solo, duo and trio recordings.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Ewan MacColl: January 19th - 25th

    Ewan MacColl – born Jimmy Miller in Salford – was a singer, songwriter, broadcaster, record producer, collector of folk music, political activist, newspaper editor, playwright and actor. In the week of the centenary of his birth, we’ll listen to MacColl material interpreted by himself and others (including Christy Moore and the Unthanks).

    Click here to listen to a documentary on Ewan MacColl first broadcast on RTÉ in 1975.

    Tom Jobim Tribute: January 26th - February 1st

    The cellist/arranger Jacques Morelenbaum and his singer/wife, Paula, were a big part of the life of Antonio Carlos Jobim (pictured), shaping the music of his last recordings. They paid a fitting tribute to “Tom” by recording an album in his Rio de Janeiro home studio - suitably titled "Casa".  We mark Tom Jobim’s birthday this week by shining the spotlight on this moving tribute with Ryucihi Sakamoto on piano and Jobim’s son Paulo on guitar.


    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:05
      Title: Quintet In E Flat Major Op. 16 - Movement Ii - Andante Cantabile
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The Gaudier Ensemble
      Album: Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Winds, Clarinet Trio, Serenade - The Gaudier Ensemble, Hyperion, CDA67526
      Duration: 7:04
    • 22:12
      Title: Clown
      Composer: Mctell, Ralph
      Performer(s): Ralph Mctell (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ralph Mctell (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Essential Ralph McTell
      Duration: 3:09
    • 22:15
      Title: Dark Cloud
      Composer: Sims, Zoot
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Vocals, Tenor Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Vocals, Tenor Saxophone), Richie Kamuca, Jerome Richardson (Reeds), Ross Tompkins (Piano) Et Al
      Album: Hawthorn Nights - Zoot Sims, Pablo, OJCCD-830-2
      Duration: 4:24
    • 22:20
      Title: La Spagna
      Composer: Anonymous 15 C.
      Performer(s): Fahmi Alqhai (Viola Da Gamba)
      Performer(s): Vicente Parrilla (Recorder), Accademia Del Piacere
      Album: Las idas y las vueltas - Spanish Baroque Meets Flamenco, Glossa, GCD P33203
      Duration: 3:10
    • 22:24
      Title: Zajdi, Zajdi
      Composer: Trad Serbian
      Performer(s): Marko Lazovic (Violin)
      Performer(s): Marko Lazovic (Violin), Bora Dugic (Fife), Hesperion Xxi
      Album: Balkan Spirit - Hesperion XXI, Alia Vox, AVSA9898
      Duration: 5:19
    • 22:30
      Title: Romance
      Composer: Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Marat Bisengaliev (Violin)
      Performer(s): Marat Bisengaliev (Violin), Benjamin Frith (Piano)
      Album: Elgar - The Violin Music, Naxos, 8.572643-45
      Duration: 5:04
    • 22:35
      Title: Violin Concerto No.1 In A Minor (3rd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin)
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Britten & Shostakovich - James Ehnes (Recordno: ONYX 4113), Onyx, ONYX 4113
      Duration: 8:29
    • 22:45
      Title: Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Jacqui Mcshee (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Jacqui Mcshee (Vocals), Bert Jansch & John Renbourn (Gtr), Danny Thompson (B), Terry Cox (D), Pentangle
      Album: The Acoustic Folk Box (4-CD), Topic, TSCD4001-2
      Duration: 2:47
    • 22:48
      Title: Slides And Polkas In The Malian Style
      Composer: Trad Arr Cooney
      Performer(s): Steve Cooney (Guitars); Martin Brunsden (Bass)
      Performer(s): Steve Cooney (Guitars); Martin Brunsden (Bass), Robbie Harris/ Robbie Perry (Percussion); Rod Mcvey (Keyboard)
      Album: Éiníní, Steve Cooney, PROMO CD
      Duration: 4:55
    • 22:53
      Title: A Thousand Kisses Deep
      Composer: Cohen / Robinson
      Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Phil Robson (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Christine Tobin (Vocals), Phil Robson (Guitar), Dave Whitford (Bass)
      Album: A Thousand Kisses Deep, Trail Belle Records, TBR03
      Duration: 5:20
    • 23:00
      Title: Symphony No.2 (2nd Movement) Andante Espressivo
      Composer: Kapp, Villem
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bbc Philharmonic
      Album: Baltic Voyage, BBC Music, Vol. 10 No. 1
      Duration: 7:05
    • 23:03
      Title: Con Permiso
      Composer: Montón, José Luis
      Performer(s): José Luis Montón (Guitar)
      Performer(s): José Luis Montón (Guitar)
      Album: Solo Guitarra, ECM Records, ECM 2246 279 0949
      Duration: 4:51
    • 23:08
      Title: No Me Llores Mas
      Composer: Grinan, Luis Martinez
      Performer(s): Nah Youn Sun (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Youn Sun Nah (Vocals), Guaillaume Naud (E.Piano), David Georgelet (Perc), Vincent Peirani Accordian), Anel Chanfrault (Cello), Olivier Aude (Gtrs, Bass, Perc, Editing, Backing Vcls)
      Album: Down By Love, BIS Music, CCk-8247
      Duration: 4:42
    • 23:13
      Title: Lover Man
      Composer: Davis / Ramirez / Sherman
      Performer(s): Sarah Vaughan (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Sarah Vaughan (Vocal), Charlie Parker (Alto Sax), Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpet)
      Album: The Essential Sarah Vaughan, Metro, METRCD099
      Duration: 3:32
    • 23:16
      Title: Young And Foolish
      Composer: Horwitt / Hague
      Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano)
      Performer(s): Sam Jones (Bass), Philly Joe Jones (Drums)
      Album: Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Riverside, RCD-1129-2
      Duration: 5:54
    • 23:24
      Title: Words Are Dead
      Composer: Agnes Obel
      Performer(s): Agnes Obel
      Performer(s): Agnes Obel
      Album: Aventine, Play It Again Sam, PIASR 615CDX
      Duration: 3:46
    • 23:30
      Title: String Quartet No.3 - Adagio
      Composer: Kvandal, Johan
      Performer(s): Oslo String Quartet
      Performer(s): Oslo String Quartet
      Album: Norwegian 20th Century String Quartets, Naxos, 8.554384
      Duration: 9:26
    • 23:40
      Title: One Day At A Time
      Composer: Bibb / Scott
      Performer(s): Eric Bibb (Vocal, Acoustic Guitar), Chinika Simon (Backing Vocals)
      Performer(s): Eric Bibb (Vocal, Acoustic Guitar), Chinika Simon (Backing Vocals), Glenn Scott (Backing Vocals), Neville Malcolm (Upright Bass), Michael Jerome Browne (Fretless Gourd Banjo)
      Album: Jericho Road, Dixie Frog, DFGCD 8750
      Duration: 2:55
    • 23:43
      Title: Dirty Old Town
      Composer: Maccoll, Ewen
      Performer(s): Ewen Maccoll (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Prs
      Album: Cooking Vinyl Sampler 6, Grill, GRILL CD 10
      Duration: 2:49
    • 23:46
      Title: Baby Have Pity On Me
      Composer: Williams / Mol
      Performer(s): Cécile Mclorin Salvant (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Aaron Diehl (Piano), James Chirillo (Guitar, Banjo), Rodney Whitaker (Dbl Bass), Herlin Riley (Drums)
      Album: Woman Child, Mack Avenue, MAC 1072
      Duration: 3:18
    • 23:51
      Title: Sombras
      Composer: Saluzzi, Dino
      Performer(s): Dino Saluzzi (Bandoneon)
      Performer(s): Dino Saluzzi Group
      Album: El Valle de la Infancia, ECM Records, ECM 2370 377 0032
      Duration: 7:44
    • 00:04
      Title: Five Melodies - V. Andante Non Troppo
      Composer: Prokofiev, Serge
      Performer(s): Alina Ibragimova (Violin)
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Album: Prokofiev - Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies, Hyperion, CDA67514
      Duration: 3:16
    • 00:08
      Title: Spring Dance
      Composer: Micus, Stephan
      Performer(s): Stephan Micus (Bass Zither, Chord Zither)
      Performer(s): Stephan Micus (Bass Zither, Chord Zither), Stephan Micus (Bavarian Zither, Nohkan)
      Album: Bold As Light, ECM Records, ECM 2173 274 3086
      Duration: 5:00
    • 00:14
      Title: The Jenny Spin
      Composer: Phelps, Kelly Joe
      Performer(s): Kelly Joe Phelps (Guitars)
      Performer(s): Kelly Joe Phelps (Guitars)
      Album: Western Bell - Kelly Joe Phelps, Black Hen Music, BHMCD-0053
      Duration: 4:47
    • 00:19
      Title: You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
      Composer: Fain / Kahal / Norman
      Performer(s): Frank Sinatra (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Frank Sinatra (Vocals), Nelson Riddle And His Orch
      Album: Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers, Capitol, CDP 7 46570 2
      Duration: 2:49
    • 00:22
      Title: Solid Air
      Composer: Martyn, John
      Performer(s): John Martyn (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Martyn (Vocal, Guitar), John Bundrick (Keyboards), Tristan Fry (Vibes), Tony Coe (Sax) Et Al
      Album: Solid Air (Recordno: IMCD 274548147-2), Island, IMCD 274548147-2
      Duration: 5:46
    • 00:28
      Title: Skilningi
      Composer: Mishenko, Misha
      Performer(s): Misha Mishenko (Piano)
      Performer(s): Misha Mishenko (Piano)
      Album: Strakur sem spilar mea vindi, Flowers Blossom In The Space,
      Duration: 3:42
    • 00:32
      Title: Spiegel Im Spiegel
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin)
      Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin), Martin Roscoe (Piano)
      Album: Tabula Rasa - Arvo Part, HMV Classics, HMV 5723152
      Duration: 8:15
    • 00:40
      Title: Paschalis Admirabilis
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Ensemble Organum
      Performer(s): Ensemble Organum
      Album: Corsican Chant, Harmonia Mundi, HMA1951495
      Duration: 4:18
    • 00:45
      Title: Long After The Music Is Gone
      Composer: Mac Erlaine, Sean
      Performer(s): Sean Mac Erlaine
      Performer(s): Sean Mac Erlaine
      Album: Long After the Music Is Gone, Ergodos, Private Promo CD
      Duration: 3:55
    • 00:49
      Title: Chloris
      Composer: Godard, Michel
      Performer(s): Michel Godard (Tuba, Serpent)
      Performer(s): Michel Godard (Tuba, Serpent), Gavion Murgia (Voice, Soprano Sax), Walter Quintus (Sound Engineer)
      Album: Deep, Intuition, INT34152
      Duration: 3:47
    • 00:53
      Title: Goodbye
      Composer: Jenkins, Gordon
      Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano)
      Performer(s): Monty Budwig (Bass), Shelly Manne (Drums)
      Album: Empathy + A Simple Matter Of Conviction, Verve, 837 757-2
      Duration: 5:11

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