Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

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Showings

Pickford Film Center Sun, Sep 15 3:00 PM
Film Info
Rating:NR
Reason for rating:.
Official Site:https://bluenoterecords-film.com/en/
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D0uVDnCOR4
Country of Origin:Switzerland
Language:English
Genre:Documentary

Description

Sponsored by Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center 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, 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 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.