Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
DIRECTOR: SOPHIE HUBER
Founded by German Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff in 1939, beginning in the late ‘40s Blue Note Records leapt to the vanguard of jazz, a home for pioneers in the hard bop sound, giving free reign to artists including John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, and many, many more. Director Sophie Huber (Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction) uses choice archival footage and new recording sessions and interviews with contemporary- and-former label luminaries including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Robert Glasper and Norah Jones to tell the story of this label that revolutionized jazz, and its persistent pursuit of musical freedom and belief in the revolutionary possibilities of music.
An Eagle Rock Entertainment release.