Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

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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... read more
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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 Release

11/29/2018

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Cast

Norah Jones Herself / Self
Herbie Hancock Himself / Self
Don Was Himself / Self
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Himself / Self
Robert Glasper Himself / Self
Wayne Shorter Himself / Self
Rudy Van Gelder Himself / Self
Terrace Martin Himself / Self
Lionel Loueke Himself / Self
Derrick Hodge Himself / Self
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Sophie Huber

Writers

Sophie Huber

Cast

Norah Jones Herself / Self
Herbie Hancock Himself / Self
Don Was Himself / Self
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Himself / Self
Robert Glasper Himself / Self
Wayne Shorter Himself / Self
Rudy Van Gelder Himself / Self
Terrace Martin Himself / Self
Lionel Loueke Himself / Self
Derrick Hodge Himself / Self
Kendrick Scott Himself / Self
Marcus Strickland Himself / Self
Lou Donaldson Himself / Self
Ambrose Akinmusire Himself / Self
Michael Cuscuna Himself / Self
Art Blakey Himself (archive footage) / Self
John Coltrane Himself (archive footage) / Self
Miles Davis Himself (archive footage) / Self
Thelonious Monk Himself (archive footage) / Self
Keith Lewis Himself / Self

Producers

Anke Beining Executive Producer
Geoff Kempin Executive Producer
Terry Shand Executive Producer
Hercli Bundi Producer
Susanne Guggenberger Producer
Sophie Huber Producer
Chiemi Karasawa Producer
Vadim Jendreyko Producer
Laura Coxson Producer
Will White Producer
Peter Worsley Producer

Editors

Russell Greene

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