BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES

BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES
Showing in collaboration with the Festival international de jazz de Montréal.

BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES explores the unique vision behind the iconic jazz record label. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with Blue Note artists, the film reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop.

One of the most important record labels in the history of jazz — and, by extension, that of American music — Blue Note Records has been home to such groundbreaking artists as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Bud Powell and Art Blakey, as well as present-day luminaries like Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire and Norah Jones. Founded in New York in 1939 by German Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, the history of Blue Note Records goes beyond the landmark recordings, encompassing the pursuit of musical freedom, the conflict between art and commerce and the idea of music as a transformative and revolutionary force. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with jazz icons Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and today’s groundbreaking Blue Note musicians, BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop.
Original title :  Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
Genre :  Documentary
Year :  2018
Length :  86 min.
Director :  Sophie Huber
Country :  Switzerland, United-States
Cast
Ambrose Akinmusire
Michael Cuscuna
Lou Donaldson
Robert Glasper
Herbie Hancock
Derrick Hodge
Norah Jones
Keith Lewis
Lionel Loueke
Terrace Martin
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Kendrick Scott
Wayne Shorter
Marcus Strickland
Rudy Van Gelder
Don Was
Release date  28 June 2019

English

2019-06-20 03:30:04