Various Artists

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (5034504135772)

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Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Various Artists

Eagle Vision

5034504135772

GEN 158599

5034504135772

JAZZ

1

DVD 14,03 €

DOLBY DIGITAL STEREO

111 MINUTES RUN TIME

SUBTITLES IN ENGLISH, DEUTSCH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes, a stylish and engaging new documentary by Sophie Huber, opens in the recording studio, with a top-tier crew of modern jazz musicians going about their business. From his station behind a keyboard rig, Robert Glasper calls out ideas for an arrangement; Ambrose Akinmusire's trumpet, warming up, can be heard in the background. An establishing shot introduces Don Was, the musical polymath serving as Blue Note's president, as a hipster Buddha in the control booth.

As Was explains to the camera, we're watching a session for the Blue Note All-Stars, a group with an obvious name and celebratory purpose, having originally been assembled in commemoration of the label's 75th anniversary. Now, the pacesetting jazz label is celebrating its 80th, and among its related promotions and corporate tie-ins — vinyl reissues, branded playlists, album-cover art prints, a limited-edition watch — is this film.

FEATURING:

  • - AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE
  • - MICHAEL CUSCUNA
  • - LOU DONALSON
  • - ROBERT GLASPER
  • - HERBIE HANCOCK
  • - DERRICK HODGE
  • - NORAH JONES
  • - KEITH LEWIS
  • - LIONEL LOUEKE
  • - TERRACE MARTIN
  • - ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD
  • - KENDRICK SCOTT
  • - WAYNE SHORTER
  • - MARCUS STRICKLAND
  • - RUDY VAN GELDER
  • - DON WAS