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2015-08-30 11:48:03

On tonight's BLUE, we'll hear King Crimson's "Matte Kudasi"; a concertino which Sergei Prokofiev did not live to finish (and was actually completed by his friend Rostropovich, working from a piano score and the cellist's memories of conversations between the two men); a meditation by flautist Susie Hodder-Williams and gamelan-player Chris Caldwell; Gospel blues courtesy of Leo “Bud” Welch (see video), ahead of his appearance in the 20th Harvest Times Blues Festival in Monaghan (which runs from Sept 4th to 6th); Letka's brand of "far off country"; a new double CD on Evidence Classics that finds Dominique Vellard conducting Ensemble Gilles Binchois, but this time in the performance of his own music; Roland Hanna's "Muses For Richard Davis", as it appears on an MPS re-issue; No Crows' realisation of a Radiohead tune; the epilogue from Tarik O'Regan's Irish colloquy; singer/songwriter Francesca Baines; and sax-player Art Pepper plays a ballad.

 

 

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2015-08-29 09:56:00

This Saturday night, we've lined up birthday boy Bennie Maupin with his European quartet featuring pianist Michal Tokaj; some Grieg - a recording by the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne; American blues artist Selwyn Birchwood, in advance of his appearance in Monaghan early next month; a "ladylike" Miriam Klein (the singer has just been re-issued on MPS); a solo guitar performance by José Luis Montón (see video); Irish drummer Kevin Lawlor, from his new release "Eight"; the ambient strains of keyboard-player Steve Roach; more from Tarik O'Regan; Chet Baker, singing Rodgers & Hart; Vladimir Martynov's choral work "Six Songs"; young Irish guitarist Paul Meehan, from "The Lower Road"; the late Michael Garrick, recorded with Ian Carr and Don Rendell; and Martin Tourish's newly-available "The Seventh Degree (Of Irish Romanticism)".

 

 

"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 10:05pm…

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2015-08-28 10:39:51

Tonight, we shall listen to a sample from the new CD by accordionist/composer Martin Tourish; a live recording of Witold Lutoslawski's concerto for piano and orchestra by the Berlin Philharmonic; another sneak preview of "For One To Love" by Cécile McLorin Salvant, on the day the singer turns 26; we'll hear the Savalls - Jordi, his wife Montserrat Figueras and their daughter Arianna (see video); more from the pen of Tarik O'Regan; an "always hopeful" Srikanth Sriram; Sandy Denny, on the quiet joys of brotherhood; a funeral march and elegy - part of the third movement from Benjamin Godard's  first piano concerto; Sligo's No Crows performs Eddie Lee's "Dolmen Dance"; Mulligan and Getz play a ballad by Gerry; and there will also be a Shostakovich chamber symphony aired.

 

 

"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 10pm…

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2015-08-23 12:22:16

Tonight, we'll hear Satsuki Odamura, from a CD of Australian compositions for the koto; the music of Georges I. Gurdjieff, interpreted by The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble (see video); a segment from the third and final release from Loose Tubes' farewell residency at Ronnie Scott's in London; an improvising Ferran Savall; part of Astor Piazzolla's "Histoire du Tango"; singer-songwriter Harry Chapin; symphonic Grieg; Donncha Dennehy's "Misterman"; Joe Williams with the Count Basie Orchestra; Neil Young's "The Needle And The Damage Done" realised on piano for four hands; a selection from the 2015 release "Sounds of Spain & The Americas"; the final Bach variations of the week; an Estonian song of olden times; Ben Webster with Red Norvo; and a piano miniature by Gabriel Fauré.

 

 

"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 10pm...

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2015-08-22 12:15:18

This Saturday, we hear folk singer Kate Rusby; 2 x Enescu; a jazzed-up "Cold Turkey"; music Howard Shore composed for a collaboration with Canadian movie director David Cronenberg; H.R. Byrd, a.k.a. "Professor Longhair" (see video); the voice of Jacques Brel; consummate balladeer Johnny Hartman crooning a swinging "Nature Boy" with local Japanese musicians; Duke Ellington, from his "Far East Suite"; a little sibling rivalry between the Enos, Brian and Roger; Finnish nyckelharpa-player Timo Vaananen; 3 short Bach variations; music from Polish cinema; part of a suite by Norwegian composer Bjarne Brunstad; and 2 x Robert Wyatt.

 

 

"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 10pm…