The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

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The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran Thursday 23 March 2017

This Week on Blue....

This week our featured artist is Italian born Dublin based multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi. Francesco has contributed to many recordings in a variety of styles and genres as well as being a much sought-after exponent of Early Music Improvisation. He's a member of the Early Music ensemble L'Arpeggiata. Hear tracks all week from Francesco's varied discography. And on Tuesday night, in celebration of European Early Music Day, we broadcast a Concert recently performed in Town Hall Bray featuring Francesco in a Trio setting with Marco Ambrosini (nykleharpa) and Rodney Prada (Viola da gamba) - pictured below at rehearsal.(Photo Ben Rawlins)

The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran

The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - a musical journey through centuries, genres and soundscapes.


It's been a sad year for the music world with the loss of many iconic figures. One of our own legends, jazz guitarist Louis Stewart left us earlier this year. Louis' musical legacy is recognised and lauded in the international jazz world. At home in Ireland, where he chose to base himself even at the peak of his international fame, he became a friend and mentor to many in a burgeoning jazz community. His loss is immense. In March 2014, Louis was the featured artist on The Blue of the Night with Carl Corcoran. This special programme features many of Louis' wonderful performances and his chat with Carl, recalling his early days and the highlights of his international career.

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Music Played on the Show


Title: Mary Ann

Composer: Charles, Ray

Performer(s): Ray Charles (Vocal, Piano)

Album: Ray - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / Atlantic / Rhino / WMG Soundtracks / 8122-76540-2

Duration: 2:47


Title: Je Voudrais

Composer: Ithier, Hubert

Performer(s): Imani Winds, Imani Winds, Rene Marie (Vocals), Joseph Tompkins (Percussion)

Album: Josephine Baker - A Life of le Jazz Hot! / KOCH International Classics / KIC-CD-7696

Duration: 3:24


Title: Adagio Cantabile In G

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): Steven Isserlis (Cello), Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

Album: Haydn - Cello Concertos / BMG / 09026685782

Duration: 6:38


Title: La Casita De Mis Viejos

Composer: Cobian / Cadicamo

Performer(s): Adriana Varela

Album: Vuelve el Tango / World Music Network / RGNET 1023 CD

Duration: 3:41


Title: Iliac Crest

Composer: Talbot, Joby

Performer(s): Joby Talbot (Piano), Everton Nelson (Violin), Chris Worsey (Cello), Rob Farrer (Percussion), Manon Morris (Harp)

Album: Joby Talbot: Once Around The Sun / Sony BMG / 82876 695252

Duration: 6:16


Title: You Taught My Heart To Sing

Composer: Tyner / Cahn

Performer(s): Dianne Reeves (Vocal), Mulgrew Miller (Piano), Charnett Moffett (Bass), Marvin Smitty Smith (Drums)

Album: The Best of Dianne Reeves / Blue Note / 7243 5 35867 2 0

Duration: 6:18


Title: Sonata For Violin And Piano In E Minor K.304 (2nd Movement) Tempo Di Minuetto

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Hilary Hahn (Violin), Natalie Zhu (Piano)

Album: Mozart: Violin Sonatas - Hilary Hahn / Zhu / Deutsche Grammophon / 477 557-2

Duration: 5:43


Title: Nel Mezzo

Composer: Turrisi, Francesco

Performer(s): Francesco Turrisi (Piano), Fulvio Sigurta (Trumpet/Flugelhorn); Joao Lobo (Drums)

Album: Songs of Experience / Taquin Records / TAQCD003

Duration: 6:17


Title: Eleanor A Run

Composer: Trad arr Turrisi/Elsafty

Performer(s): Francesco Turrisi (Piano); Roisin Elsafty (Vocals), Nick Roth (Sax); Kate Ellis (Cello); Dan Bodwell (Bass); Sean Carpio (Drums); Zohar Fresco (Perc)

Album: Grigio / Diatribe / DIACD015

Duration: 5:58


Title: Mondnacht

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Gérard Souzay (Baritone), Dalton Baldwin (Piano)

Album: Gerard Souzay - Lieder / Philips / 442 741-2

Duration: 4:00


Title: Moonlight / Llanto De Luna

Composer: Beethoven / Gutierrez Cainas, J.

Performer(s): Omara Portuondo (Vocals), Cucho Valdes (Piano)

Album: Omara & Chucho : Omara Portuondo & Chucho Valdes / World Village / WVF479063

Duration: 4:45


Title: Moon Love

Composer: David / Kostelanetz / Davis / Tchaikovsky

Performer(s): Chet Baker (Trumpet), Russ Freeman (Piano), Carson Smith (Bass), Larry Bunker (Drums)

Album: My Funny Valentine / Pacific Jazz / CDCBS85558

Duration: 3:19


Title: Le Spectre De La Rose

Composer: Berlioz, Hector

Performer(s): Elly Ameling (Soprano), Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Album: The Divine Feminine (Recordno: CD80689) / Telarc / CD80689

Duration: 6:23


Title: Clara

Composer: Cocker / Beck

Performer(s): Jarvis Cocker (Vocals), Chilly Gonzales (Piano)

Album: Room 29 / Deutsche Grammophon / 0028947970101 G/H

Duration: 2:55


Title: Marmont Overture

Composer: Cocker / Beck

Performer(s): Jarvis Cocker (Vocals), Chilly Gonzales (Piano)

Album: Room 29 / Deutsche Grammophon / 0028947970101 G/H

Duration: 2:41


Title: My Margaret

Composer: Diver, Gerry

Performer(s): Margaret Barry, Gerry Diver (Instruments, Recording)

Album: Speech Project / One Fine Day Records / OFDROO1CD

Duration: 5:15


Title: The Galway Shawl

Composer: Trad Arr Barry

Performer(s): Margaret Barry

Album: In The Smoke / Globestyle / CDORBD088

Duration: 3:15


Title: Boy 1904

Composer: Birgisson, Jon Por/Somers, Alex

Performer(s): Jonsi & Alex, Amiina, Kópavogsdætur Choir.

Album: Riceboy Sleeps / EMI / 50999 963002 2 0

Duration: 5:03


Title: Silouans Song

Composer: Part, Arvo

Performer(s): Tallinn Chamber Orchestra

Album: Arvo Part - Musica Selecta (2-CD) / ECM New Series / 2454/55 481 1905

Duration: 5:38


Title: Calling You (From Bagdad Cafe)

Composer: Telson, Bob

Performer(s): Brad Mehldau (Piano)

Album: Anne Sofie von Otter/ Brad Mehldau: Love Songs / Naive / V5241

Duration: 4:08


Title: When Your Lover Has Gone

Composer: Swan, Einar

Performer(s): Russ Garcia Orchestra

Album: Let's Do It - Louis Armstrong: Best Of The Verve Years / Verve / 529 017-2

Duration: 4:41


Title: I Fall In Love Too Easily

Composer: Styne, Julie

Performer(s): Drew Gress (Bass), Bill Stewart (Drums)

Album: Night Whispers / Pirouet Records / PIT3037

Duration: 7:30


Title: String Quartet No.1 In F Major (2nd Movement) Adagio Affetuoso Ed Appasionato

Composer: Beethoven Ludwig Van

Performer(s): Cristiano Gualco, Paolo Andreoli (Violins), Simone Gramaglia (Viola), Giovanni Scaglione (Cello)

Album: Beethoven - Complete String Quartets Vol. IV / audite / 92.683

Duration: 9:01


Title: Piles Of Books

Composer: Muhly, Nico

Performer(s): Studio Orchestra

Album: The Reader O.S.T. / Lakeshore Records / LKS 340612

Duration: 2:13


Title: The Brown Girl

Composer: Trad arr Nico Muhly

Performer(s): Aurora Orchestra

Album: Aurora Orchestra: Roadtrip / Warner Classics / 0825646327911

Duration: 6:02


Title: Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most

Composer: Landesman/Wolf

Performer(s): Jane Monheit (Vocal), Kenny Barron (Piano)

Album: Come Dream With Me / N-Coded / Nc-4219-2

Duration: 6:50


Title: Slumber My Darling

Composer: Foster, Stephen

Performer(s): Alison Krauss (Vocal), Edgar Meyer (Bass), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Mark O Connor (Violin)

Album: Heartland: An Appalachian Anthology / Sony Music Entertainment / SK89683

Duration: 4:52



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Presenter: Carl Corcoran

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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