FILM - Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes
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86 mins | Rated TBC | Documentary
Directed by Sophie Huber | Starring Wayne Shorter, Norah Jones, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Rudy Van Gelder, Art Blakey, Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge
Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Blue Note Records, the iconic jazz label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st century! Presented in conjunction with The Nash. Tickets purchased here are for the screening and panel discussion ONLY.
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.