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Listen Up Film Series (Tampa Edition)
Limited Release Film Screening
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
A music documentary by Sophie Huber
Switzerland, USA, UK 2018
Running time: 85 minutes
MPAA rating: Not yet rated
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 and people closely affiliated with the label, the film provides an intimate look behind the scenes and reveals an inspiring quest that continues to be vital in today’s political climate. With Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Robert Glasper, Norah Jones, Don Was and many more.
emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, the pioneering American label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. When the German Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff started Blue Note in 1939 in New York, the two jazz fans gave the artists complete freedom and encouraged them to compose new music. Their visionary and uncompromising approach led to releases that not only revolutionized jazz, but that left an indelible imprint on art and music, including hip hop.