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2015-11-15 03:16:51

Michael Giacchino has scored soundtracks for a number of animated Hollywood blockbusters, including “The Incredibles”, “Up” and “Inside Out”. On tonight’s BLUE, we’ll listen to Gloria Cheng’s reading of a piece he provided for her CD “Montage - Great Composers And The Piano”. Also coming our way this Sunday, Ennio Morricone, conducting Roma Sinfonietta with Yo-Yo Ma; the Ellington Orchestra at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival; Hugh Hopper with Soft Machine; a cover of Hopper’s “Dedicated To You” by the Delta Saxophone Quartet”; the meeting of Bags and Wes (that is, Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery); Irish guitarist Paul Meehan; Gavin Bryars’ “The North Shore”; Turkish pianist/composer Fazil Say; Jane Siberry guesting with Joe Jackson (see video), who’ll be appearing in Limerick and Dublin next February; part of a Ravel work for piano four hands; Keith Jarrett, from “Creation”; and singer-songwriter Ane Brun.



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2015-11-14 03:46:25

During the 1960s, the American jazz pianist Horace Parlan worked as a sideman with Charles Mingus, Dexter Gordon and Roland Kirk (to name but three). In 1972, Parlan (see video) re-located to Denmark, his home to this day. The album "Love & Peace", released in 2013 on Storyville, was recorded in Copenhagen; and it focussed on Parlan's compositions. On Saturday's BLUE, we'll listen to a new arrangement of "Up In Cynthia's Room". Also coming our way tonight, a new-ish reading of "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon; Valery Gergiev, conducting symphonic Scriabin; Preab Meadar's newly-discoverd Celtic rhythms; The Chieftains, in a Suzhou garden; Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, in a distant valley; Christian McBride, live at The Village Vanguard; modern chamber music by Karol Beffa; vintage Memphis Slim; posthumous Jeff Buckley; Tavener's "The Protecting Veil", transcribed for soprano saxophone; solo Keith Jarrett; Irish guitarist Brian Farrell; and maestro of the Hammond B-3 organ, Jimmy Smith.



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2015-11-13 00:31:10

Here's hoping this Friday the thirteenth goes well for the boys in green out Sarajevo way. We'll be winding down from the soccer qualifier with the sound of The Cinematic Orchestra; Wynton Marsalis' performance of a Billy Strayhorn ballad; Martin Carthy, with a begging song; 2 pieces by Aaron Copland; a slice of Americana courtesy of Gillian Welch, Yo-Yo Ma and Anonymous 4; concept album Kate Bush (see video), circa 1985; Norwegian-born lutenist Rolf Lieslevand; New Orleans jazz musician Terence Blanchard, from his requiem for Hurricane Katrina; part of a Mozart string quartet; santoor-player Shivkumar Sharma; songs by Artho and Woody Guthrie; part of a cello sonata by Fauré; hang-player Manu Delago; Keith Jarrett, recorded live in Tokyo; and Jordi Savall from "La Lira D'Esperia II".



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2015-11-12 01:34:09

This Thursday night, Eamonn presents Ian Anderson, singing of a bazaar in Broadford; a famous adagio composed by 20th-century musicologist and Albinoni biographer Remo Giazotto, supposedly based on a discovered manuscript fragment; Cameroon's Blick Bassy and his unusual sonic concoction of guitar, cello, banjo and trombone; John Surman, on Staddon Heights; part of a choral work scored for young singers by Bob Chilcott (see video); English jazz trumpeter Bryan Corbett; a sample from the latest recording by Vincent Segal and Ballaké Sissoko; Gerald Barry's "The One-Armed Pianist"; a Britten diversion for piano left hand; singer-songwriters Tim Hardin, Patty Griffin, Olivia Chaney and Elliott Smith; new music by Finnish jazz trumpeter Verneri Pohjola; pianistic Grieg; and another solo piano performance by Keith Jarrett.



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

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2015-11-11 17:43:18

Eamonn presents more solo piano from this week’s featured artist Keith Jarrett. Wednesday's line-up also includes the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, from a recent 2-CD collection of works by Arvo Part; John Cale, setting free a pigeon that's powdering up the air in his chimney; trio jazz by Liam Noble, Jasper Hoiby and Mark Lockheart; Anoushka Shankar, from "Traveller"; Stanford, re-invented by Patrick Hawes; guitarists Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd, revealing a little Brazilian soul; Steve Cooney, playing a welcome tune; original music by Barcelona-born guitarist José Luis Montón; Bach recorded by András Schiff and Britten Sinfonia; Little Walter (see video), considering the sad hours; E.S.T., regarding the thoughts of a septuagenarian; avant garde cellist Julia Kent; and a ballad impromptu by New Zealander Alan Broadbent.



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