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Jazz Film Fest: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Wed & Thu, June 19 & 20 / 7 pm
Sat & Sun, June 22 & 23 / 3 pm
Directed by Sophie Huber
2018, Switzerland/USA, 85 min

A revelatory, thrilling and emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, the pioneering label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.Blue Note Records has been home to such groundbreaking artists as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Bud Powell and Art Blakey. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with Blue Note artists including Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) Robert Glasper, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Norah Jones, the film reveals Blue Note’s powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop.

Generously sponsored by TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival and Brian Wolfe, RE/MAX Professionals.

Reviews

One of the best documentaries about jazz in a while…. it's dazzling… a rich history...astonishing.
– Chris Knipp, Movies, Politics, Art
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