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2015-07-30 23:51:24

We close the month with a live recording by Dinu Lipatti, a godson of George Enescu; Slide Hampton, one of 4 'bone players you'll hear on the MPS re-issue of "Trombone Workshop"; 2 x Robin Williamson (including a selection from his latest solo project for ECM); two tunes named "Searchlight", performed by Jaki Byard (see video) and Jon Hopkins, respectively; a couple more nocturnes; new jazz from sax-player Gregory Tardy; Soft Machine, live in Switzerland; part of a string quartet by George Onslow; 2 x Beth Orton (including a guest performance with Bert Jansch); the music of Billy Joel, interpreted by Tommy Emmanuel; and some Satie, performed by Welsh harpist Caitrin Finch.



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2015-07-27 08:08:21

The Goodreads giveaway for “Power & Perdition” has ended.


Thank you, everyone who entered (over 700 of you). Posting out copies to the lucky winners later today. You'll find a full list of names here

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2015-07-26 01:21:09

Tonight, we'll hear some of the music pianist/composer Eleni Karaindrou (see video) 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, including an Arlen/Mercer song; a Magnificat by Orlando de Lassus; and Italian guitarist Peo Alfonsi joined by vocalist Ivan Lopez.



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2015-07-25 01:44:37

Peter “Memphis Slim” Chatman was a blues pianist and singer who wrote a handful of standards that have endured, including “Everyday I Have The Blues” (see video). He lived in France for the last 25 years of his life. Tonight, as we fast approach the centenary of Memphis Slim's birth, we’ll hear him from a recording made in 1973. Also coming our way this Saturday night, guitarists Juan Martín and Raphaella Smits; samples from new releases by Rounder Records recording artists Shelby Lynne and Della Mae; part of a cello sonata by Saint-Saens; vintage jazz by trumpeter Kenny Dorham; a new reading of Pat Metheny's music by guitarist Peo Alfonsi; Havard Gimse with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; jazz singer Helen Merrill; and a solo piano performance by Javier Perianes (from a new CD of Grieg compositions).



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2015-07-23 23:43:42

Eamonn's sets up the musical connections which include, this Friday night, an orchestral suite by J.S. Bach; a nautical-themed medley (of sorts); a recent cover of a Pat Metheny composition from a solo guitar album by Peo Alfonsi (see video); a new duet recording by Bruno Phillipe (cello) and Tanguy de Williencourt (piano); Jerome Kern's "Yesterdays", as realised by jazz singer Helen Merrill - this week's BLUE TUNES feature - and Stan Getz; a "weightless" Marconi Union; a choral work by English composer Judith Weir; and movie music by the late Don Ellis.



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