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 Sunday 24 August 2014

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    Throughout his life Debussy created musical settings of texts by poets Verlaine, Mallarmé and Baudelaire. The Songs of Claude Debussy under the Blue spotlight all 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.
     
     

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