The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    Coming up on Sunday's programme…

    July 26. Tonight, we'll hear some of the music pianist/composer Eleni Karaindrou (pictured) provided for Giorgos Cheimonas' modern Greek adaptation of "Medea"; Ryuichi Sakamoto with - and without - David Sylvian; a new recording by jazz trumpeter Jason Palmer; another lyrical interpretation of Grieg by Javier Perianes; guitarists Kelly Joe Phelps and Marc Ribot; Irish guitarist John O'Shea; the New Blood Orchestra, performing an alternate instrumental version of Peter Gabriel's "The Nest That Sailed The Sky"; new John Metcalfe; a J.S. Bach adagio; the last 2 cuts of the week from Helen Merrill (see BLUE TUNES, below), including an Arlen/Mercer song; a Magnificat by Orlando de Lassus; and Italian guitarist Peo Alfonsi joined by vocalist Ivan Lopez. 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Sunday 26 July 2015


    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    All this week, we're featuring the soft, smoky timbre of Helen Merrill, a jazz singer who's achieved far more recognition in Japan and Europe than in her native USA.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    July 20th - 26th: Helen Merrill

    Helen Merrill sang with Charlie Parker in the 1940s. Though her first album was arranged by Quincy Jones (and featured trumpeter Clifford Brown), this American artist has achieved greatest recognition while living in Europe and Japan. Hear Helen recorded with Gordon Beck, Hank Jones, Stan Getz et al, each night this week on BLUE.

    July 27th - August 3rd: Nocturnes

    They are described as a single-movement character piece usually written for solo piano. First created by Irishman John Field – forever associated with Frederic Chopin - but the list of nocturne composers is extensive. We’ll draw from that list all week – the dictionary defines them as “inspired by, or evocative of, the night”. Nocturnes - the perfect fit for The Blue Of The Night.


    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:04
      Title: Hello Little Girl
      Composer: Not Stated
      Performer(s): Jay Mcshann (Vocals, Piano)
      Performer(s): Jay Mcshann (Vocals, Piano)
      Album: Blues Experience - Vol.1, Conifer, CDRR 301
      Duration: 4:19
    • 22:08
      Title: I'D Be A Rich Man
      Composer: Phelps, Kelly Joe
      Performer(s): Kelly Joe Phelps (Vocals/ Guitar)
      Performer(s): Kelly Joe Phelps (Vocals/ Guitar)
      Album: Lead Me On, Burnside Records, BCD-0015-2
      Duration: 4:46
    • 22:12
      Title: Rain And Snow
      Composer: Public Domain
      Performer(s): Suzanne Thomas (Vocal, Banjo)
      Performer(s): Suzanne Thomas (Vocal, Banjo)
      Album: Roots Music - An American Journey, Rounder Records, 11661-0503-2
      Duration: 2:15
    • 22:15
      Title: Out Of This World
      Composer: Arlen / Mercer
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocals), Wayne Shorter (Soprano Saxophone), Roger Kellaway (Piano), Et Al
      Album: Trav'lin' Light: The Johnny Mercer Songbook (Recordno: 555 402-2), Verve, 555 402-2
      Duration: 6:16
    • 22:21
      Title: For The Sake Of My Heart
      Composer: Hartman, Courtney
      Performer(s): Della Mae
      Performer(s): Della Mae
      Album: Della Mae, Rounder Records, 0888072363786
      Duration: 3:16
    • 22:25
      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
    • 22:30
      Title: Jeux D'Enfants - Colin-Maillard
      Composer: Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Claire Désert, Emmanuel Strosser (Piano)
      Performer(s): Claire Désert, Emmanuel Strosser (Piano)
      Album: L'enfance - Fauré, Bizet, Debussy, Ravel (Recordno: MIR 190), Mirare, MIR 190
      Duration: 1:54
    • 22:32
      Title: Adagio From Toccata Adagio And Fugue In C
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
      Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Roy Jesson (Organ)
      Album: Jacqueline Du Pre: A Cello Recital (Recordno: Hmv5731822), HMV, Hmv5731822
      Duration: 4:50
    • 22:37
      Title: Ismália
      Composer: Araneda, Nibaldo
      Performer(s): Choir Of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
      Performer(s): Choir Of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
      Album: Romaria: Choral Music From Brazil, Delphian Records, DCD34147
      Duration: 3:57
    • 22:43
      Title: Gold, Green
      Composer: Metcalfe, John
      Performer(s): John Metcalfe (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Andy Gangadeen(Drums); Ali Friend (Bass);Tom Cawley (Piano);Natasha Khan (Vocals)
      Album: The Appearance of Colour
      Duration: 4:31
    • 22:50
      Title: The Lark In The Clear Air
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): John O'Shea (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Anna Jane Ryan (Violin)
      Album: Irish Guitar,, KRYMT001
      Duration: 3:36
    • 22:55
      Title: Mas Alla
      Composer: Metheny / Aznar
      Performer(s): Peo Alfonsi (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Ivan Lopez (Vocals)
      Album: Change Of Heart, inakustik, INAK 9144 CD
      Duration: 7:01
    • 23:12
      Title: The Boy With The Gun
      Composer: David Sylvian
      Performer(s): David Sylvian (Vcls,Gtr.Organ)
      Performer(s): David Sylvian (Vcls,Gtr.Organ), Ryuichi Sakamoto(Keys), Danny Thompson(Bass)
      Album: The Secrets of the Beehive, EMI, 363076 2
      Duration: 5:18
    • 23:17
      Title: Energy Flow
      Composer: Sakamoto, Ryuichi
      Performer(s): Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano)
      Performer(s): Ryuichi Sakamoto (Piano)
      Album: Sounds Eclectic, Palm CD / KCRW, 2062-2
      Duration: 3:43
    • 23:21
      Title: Life Moves On
      Composer: Jansen, Steve
      Performer(s): Steve Jansen (First Piano Cycle)
      Performer(s): Alberto Tafuri (Second Piano Cycle)
      Album: Slope (3-CD), Burning Shed, bshed 1305
      Duration: 2:25
    • 23:24
      Title: Delancey Waltz
      Composer: Ribot, Marc
      Performer(s): Marc Ribot (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Marc Ribot (Guitar)
      Album: Silent Movies, Pi Recordings, PI34
      Duration: 3:17
    • 23:27
      Title: The Lake Isle Of Innisfree
      Composer: Yeats / Tobin
      Performer(s): Gabriel Byrne (Recitation)
      Performer(s): Gabriel Byrne (Recitation)
      Album: Sailing To Byzantium - Christine Tobin, Trail Belle Records, TBR02
      Duration: 1:35
    • 23:31
      Title: Sonata For Violin And Piano - Ii: Intermezzo
      Composer: Gema
      Performer(s): Natascia Gazzana (Violin)
      Performer(s): Raffaella Gazzana (Piano)
      Album: Duo Gazzana, ECM New Series, 2356 481 0894
      Duration: 6:22
    • 23:37
      Title: Grande Messe Des Morts - Iii: Quid Sum Miser
      Composer: Berlioz, Hector
      Performer(s): Barry Banks (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Barry Banks (Tenor), London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir
      Album: Berlioz - Grande messe des Morts (2-CD) (Recordno: 2SACD LSO 0729), L.S.O. Live, 2SACD LSO 0729
      Duration: 3:22
    • 23:40
      Title: Lyric Pieces - At Your Feet
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Javier Perianes (Piano)
      Performer(s): Javier Perianes (Piano)
      Album: Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto, Lyric Pieces, Harmonia Mundi, HMC 902205
      Duration: 3:03
    • 23:45
      Title: Look Into My Eyes
      Composer: Monáe, Janelle
      Performer(s): Jason Palmer (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Luke Marantz (Fender Rhodes), Godwin Louis (Alt O Saxophone) Et Al
      Album: Wondaland - Jason Plamer Plays Janelle Monáe, SteepleChase, SCCD 31800
      Duration: 5:30
    • 23:51
      Title: Following You
      Composer: Lynne, Shelby
      Performer(s): Shelby Lynne (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano)
      Performer(s): Shelby Lynne (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano)
      Album: I Can't Imagine, Rounder Records, 0888072359895
      Duration: 3:42
    • 23:55
      Title: Glimmer
      Composer: Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Album: Storytone, Reprise, 9362-49317-0
      Duration: 4:56
    • 23:59
      Title: Home
      Composer: Cave/Ellis
      Performer(s): Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
      Performer(s): Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
      Album: The Road - Original Film Score, Mute, CDSTUMM319
      Duration: 1:55
    • 00:05
      Title: Three Pieces For Piano - Ii. Sehr Langsam
      Composer: Schoenberg, Arnold
      Performer(s): Florent Boffard (Piano)
      Performer(s): Florent Boffard (Piano)
      Album: Arnold Schoenberg - L'Oeuvre Pour Piano (Recordno: MIR 191), Mirare, MIR 191
      Duration: 8:14
    • 00:12
      Title: Lord Yester
      Composer: Trad Arrmccormack/Mcalpine
      Performer(s): Alyth Mccormack (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Brian Mcalpine (Piano, Guitar, Accord), Aidan O'Rourke (Fiddle), Karol Lynch (Bouzouki), Joe Csibi (Bass), Noel Eccles (Percussion)
      Album: Homelands, ANE Records 2015, ANE CD103
      Duration: 4:00
    • 00:15
      Title: Some Other Time
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): Zach Brock (Violin)
      Performer(s): Aaron Goldberg (Piano), Matt Penman (Bass), Obed Calvaire (Drums)
      Album: Serendipity - Zach Brock, Criss Cross, Criss 1380 CD
      Duration: 5:32
    • 00:21
      Title: Epitaph
      Composer: Peter Bardens/ Andrew Latimer
      Performer(s): Camel
      Performer(s): Peter Bardens (Keyboards), Andy Latimer (Gtr, Flute), Andy Ward (Drums), Doug Ferguson (Bass)
      Album: The Snow Goose (Deluxe Version), Decca, 531 4614
      Duration: 2:07
    • 00:24
      Title: Wolves
      Composer: Tiernan, Paul
      Performer(s): Paul Tiernan (Guitar/Vocals)
      Performer(s): Paul Tiernan (Guitar/Vocals), Maurice Roycroft (Piano, Strings And Things
      Album: The Mystery of Others, Right Stuff Records 2015, RSRCD007
      Duration: 5:06
    • 00:29
      Title: Circle's End
      Composer: Marsh, Steve
      Performer(s): Brian Farrell (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Brian Farrell (Guitar)
      Album: By Lindisfarne: Music by Steve Marsh, Tutti Productions 2015, Tutti Productions 07
      Duration: 4:42
    • 00:34
      Title: Violin Sonata In Eb Major (2nd Movement) Improvisation: Andante Cantabile
      Composer: Strauss, Richard
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin), Andrew Armstrong (Piano)
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin), Andrew Armstrong (Piano)
      Album: Franck & Strauss - Violin Sonatas, Onyx, ONYX 4141
      Duration: 8:37
    • 00:42
      Title: Fantasie In C Minor
      Composer: Weiss, Sylvius Leopold
      Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (13 String Guitar)
      Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (13 String Guitar)
      Album: The Weiss Machine, Self Release 2015, MA McG 5
      Duration: 2:10
    • 00:46
      Title: It'll Never Happen Again
      Composer: Tim Hardin
      Performer(s): Tim Hardin
      Performer(s): Tim Hardin
      Album: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tim Hardin, Verve, FT3004
      Duration: 2:37
    • 00:48
      Title: Blues My Naughtie Sweetie Gives To Me
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Vocals, Tenor Sax)
      Performer(s): Zoot Sims (Vocals, Tenor Sax), Bob Brookmeyer (Valve Trombone), Hank Jones (Celeste) Et Al
      Album: Tonite's Music Today, Poll Winners Records, PWR 27233
      Duration: 5:49
    • 00:54
      Title: Where Do You Go?
      Composer: Wilder/Sundgaard
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Helen Merrill (Vocal), Jim Hall (Guitar), Ron Carter (Bass)
      Album: A Shade Of Difference, Emarcy, 558 851-2
      Duration: 2:25
    • 00:58
      Title: Adelita (Lento)
      Composer: Tarrega
      Performer(s): Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
      Album: Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Recordno: 410655-2), Deutsche Grammophon, 410655-2
      Duration: 1:39

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