The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of " A nightingale Sang In Berkley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 17 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 -

    Enrique Granados: March 23rd - 29th

    Ninety-nine years ago, while much of Europe was at war, Enrique Granados was savouring a Metropolitan Opera House premiere that was so successful that he received an invite from the White House. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy on the homeward journey across the Atlantic: Spain may have been a neutral country, but a German torpedo sunk the ship he was aboard. The self-taught composer - weighed down by the gold paid to him by the Met management - drowned in the English Channel, trying to rescue his wife. All this week, the music of Granados is featured on the programme. Listen out for performances by Julian Bream, on guitar; and jazzman Bill Evans, on piano.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:05
      Title: Valtz Efter Tor Lohne
      Composer: Traditional Norwegian
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Chris Wood (Guitar), Andy Cutting (Accordion)
      Album: Chris Wood - Albion : An Anthology, Navigator Records, NAVIGATOR29
      Duration: 11:03
    • 22:17
      Title: The Light From One
      Composer: Brun / Engine Earz Fexperiment
      Performer(s): Ane Brun (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ane Brun (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: It All Starts With One, Balloon Ranger Recordings, DEMCD12
      Duration: 5:21
    • 22:22
      Title: Blue
      Composer: Williams, Lucinda
      Performer(s): Lucinda Williams (Vocal, Ac Guitar)
      Performer(s): Lucinda Williams (Vocal, Ac Guitar), Bo Ramsey (El Guitar), Charlie Sexton (Rhythm Gtr), David Mansfield (Violin), Tony Garnier (Bass)
      Album: Essence, Lost Highway, 170 197-2
      Duration: 3:56
    • 22:27
      Title: A Time For Love
      Composer: Webster / Mandel
      Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano)
      Performer(s): Bill Evans (Piano)
      Album: Alone, Pirouet, 833 801-2
      Duration: 5:06
    • 22:32
      Title: Finnish Prayer
      Composer: Kuusisto, Taneli
      Performer(s): Reino Kotaviita (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Reino Kotaviita (Trumpet), Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Finnish Orchestral Favourites, Naxos, 8.555773
      Duration: 2:45
    • 22:35
      Title: Sonate De Requiem (2nd Movement)
      Composer: Greif, Olivier
      Performer(s): Emmanuelle Bertrand (Cello)
      Performer(s): Emmanuelle Bertrand (Cello), Pascal Amoyel (Piano), Antje Weithaas (Violin)
      Album: Olivier Grief - Sonata de Requiem (Recordno: HMG 501900), Harmonia Mundi, HMG 501900
      Duration: 6:43
    • 22:43
      Title: Blue Valentines
      Composer: Waits, Tom
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Tom Waits (Vocal)
      Album: Tom Waits - Asylum Years, Asylum Records, 7559-60494-2
      Duration: 5:54
    • 22:49
      Title: Impro 7 - Nous Horitzons
      Composer: Savall, Ferran
      Performer(s): Ferran Savall (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ferran Savall (Vocal, Guitar)
      Album: Impro, Alia Vox, AVSA9906
      Duration: 3:49
    • 22:52
      Title: Baby Plays Around
      Composer: Macmanus, O'Riordan
      Performer(s): Elvis Costello
      Performer(s): Elvis Costello
      Album: Spike, Rhino, 8122742862
      Duration: 2:59
    • 22:57
      Title: June 14th / Tribute To E.S.
      Composer: Haffner, Wolfgang
      Performer(s): Wolfgang Haffner (Drums)
      Performer(s): Wolfgang Haffner (Drums), Sebastien Studnitzky (Trumpet), Hubert Nuss (Piano), Lars Danielsson (Bass)
      Album: The Wolfgang Haffner Signature Edition (2-CD), ACT, ACT 607-2
      Duration: 4:50
    • 23:02
      Title: Nocturne - White Witch Doctor
      Composer: Herrmann, Bernard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): National Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Citizen Kane - The Classic Film Scores Of Bernard Herrmann, BMG Classics, GD80707
      Duration: 3:46
    • 23:14
      Title: As I Roved Out
      Composer: Trad Arr O'Connor/O'Dowd/Hayden
      Performer(s): Mairtin O'Connor (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Mairtin O'Connor (Accordion), Seamie O'Dowd (Guitar), Cathal Hayden (Fiddle)
      Album: Crossroads, MCSCD001
      Duration: 9:20
    • 23:24
      Title: Stranger On The Shore
      Composer: Bilk/Mellin
      Performer(s): Acker Bilk (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Acker Bilk (Clarinet), The Leon Young String Chorale
      Album: The Paul Gambaccini Collection, UCJ, 9818846
      Duration: 2:54
    • 23:27
      Title: Medina Ii
      Composer: Delago, Manu
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Manu Delago (Hang, Drums, Keyboards), Isa Kurz (Violin)
      Album: Bigger Than Home,, SWR 52/13
      Duration: 5:08
    • 23:34
      Title: String Quartet No.4 (2nd Movement) Lento
      Composer: Williams, Adrian
      Performer(s): Carducci String Quartet
      Performer(s): Carducci String Quartet
      Album: Into The Ravine - Carducci String Quartet, Signum Classics, SIGCD350
      Duration: 7:01
    • 23:41
      Title: Le Banc Songeur
      Composer: Hahn, Reynaldo
      Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anne Queffélec (Piano)
      Album: Satie & Compagnie, Mirare, MIR 189
      Duration: 2:45
    • 23:44
      Title: Chansons Francaises: Ah! Mon Beau Laboureur
      Composer: Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): New London Chamber Choir
      Performer(s): New London Chamber Choir
      Album: Francis Poulenc: Secular Choral Music, HELIOS, CDH55179
      Duration: 3:53
    • 23:50
      Title: Stardust
      Composer: Carmichael / Parish
      Performer(s): Dave Brubeck (Piano), Paul Desmond (Alto Saxophone)
      Performer(s): Ron Crotty (Bass), Lloyd Davis (Drums)
      Album: Jazz At Oberlin College, Fantasy / Original Jazz Classics, OJCCD-046-2
      Duration: 6:32
    • 23:58
      Title: Poverty And Its Opposite
      Composer: Henriksen/Bang/Kleive
      Performer(s): Arve Henriksen (Trumpets, Voice, Field Recording)
      Performer(s): Arve Henriksen (Trumpets, Voice, Field Recording), Jan Bang (Samples, Beats, Programing), Audun Kleive (Percussion)
      Album: Arve Henriksen: Cartography ~~ Commercial CD, ECM, ECM 2086 1780116
      Duration: 5:35
    • 00:05
      Title: Nuud Hingvad Inimesed (Now Rest Beneath Night's Shadow)
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Eve Kopli (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Eve Kopli (Soprano), Heinavanker
      Album: Songs Of Olden Times - Estonian Folk Hymns And Runic Songs, Harmonia Mundi USA, HMU 907488
      Duration: 4:42
    • 00:10
      Title: Zhavoronok 'The Lark'
      Composer: Glinka, Mikhail
      Performer(s): Mischa Maisky (Cello)
      Performer(s): Mischa Maisky (Cello), Pavel Gililov (Piano)
      Album: Vocalise: Russian Romances - Maisky / Gililov, Deutsche Grammophon, 00289 477 5743
      Duration: 3:57
    • 00:13
      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
    • 00:17
      Title: You've Been Flirting Again
      Composer: Bjork
      Performer(s): Bjork (Vocals, Keyboards)
      Performer(s): Bjork (Vocals, Keyboards)
      Album: Post - Bjork, Mother Records, 527733-2
      Duration: 2:29
    • 00:19
      Title: Tears
      Composer: Maupin, Bennie
      Performer(s): Bennie Maupin (Reeds)
      Performer(s): Michal Tokaj (Piano), Michal Baranski (Bass), Lukasz Zyta (Drums)
      Album: Early Reflections - Bennie Maupin Quartet, Cryptogramophone, CG137
      Duration: 7:48
    • 00:29
      Title: Into My Arms
      Composer: Cave, Nick
      Performer(s): Nick Cave (Vocal, Piano)
      Performer(s): Nick Cave (Vocal, Piano), Martyn P. Casey (Bass)
      Album: The Boatman's Call, Mute, CD Stumm 142
      Duration: 4:15
    • 00:34
      Title: Danny Boy
      Composer: Weatherly, F. E.
      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: 3:41
    • 00:37
      Title: La Catedral (2nd Movement) Andante Religioso
      Composer: Barrios, Augustin
      Performer(s): Michael O'Toole (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Michael O'Toole (Guitar)
      Album: Invocation, Michael O' Toole, RRCDA9
      Duration: 1:58
    • 00:40
      Title: Sonatine (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Mortensen, Finn
      Performer(s): Tor Espen Aspaas (Piano)
      Performer(s): Tor Espen Aspaas (Piano)
      Album: Norwegian Neoclassical Music, Euridice, EUCD 43
      Duration: 3:22
    • 00:43
      Title: Psyclepath
      Composer: Caffrey, Greg
      Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar)
      Album: Ogden/Caffrey: First Construction in Nylon, Cactus Records, RD12:09CD2
      Duration: 2:25
    • 00:46
      Title: Muse
      Composer: Oldfield, Mike
      Performer(s): Mike Oldfield (Guitars)
      Performer(s): Mike Oldfield (Guitars)
      Album: Mike Oldfield Guitars, WEA, 3984274012
      Duration: 2:12
    • 00:48
      Title: The Night Is Blue
      Composer: Kurtz / Mills / Norvo
      Performer(s): Red Norvo (Vibes)
      Performer(s): Red Norvo (Vibes), Ben Webster (Tenor Saxophone), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet)
      Album: The Greatest Jazz Collection (4-CD), HMV, 7243 5 35380 2 6
      Duration: 7:07

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