BLUE NOTE RECORDS: Beyond The Notes – The Story Of The World’s Greatest Jazz Label

BLUE NOTE RECORDS: Beyond The Notes – The Story Of The World’s Greatest Jazz Label

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Detroit Music Station

What a great evening at the DIA tonight attending a special screening of BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES, a documentary directed by Sophie Huber of Switzerland about the iconic Jazz record label. The event was hosted by current Blue Note president– Detroit’s own Don Was. He’s been back in town all week having just completed a successful weekend of music hosting his annual Detroit event, The Concert of Colors.

The movie highlights the 80-year history of this country’s greatest Jazz record label and includes the music, archived photos and discussions of the Blue Note artists that revolutionized this genre. And, it turns out, Blue Note had signed all the good jazz players over the years: Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bud Powell and Art Blakely – to name but a few. Legends Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock are also Blue Note artists and they, along with Don Was, help narrate this film. Current artists include Norah Jones, Amrose Akinmusire and Robert Glasper – who all shared their insight into the many contributions Blue Note Records has made to not just jazz music, but to American music. And to American history. And to the many contributions this genre – and label – has made to the modern-day Hip Hop genre of music.

There will be 2 more showings of this great film: Tue 4/16/19 at 7:00 pm and Thur 7/18/19 at 7:00 at:

Detroit Film Theater
4126 Third Street
Detroit, MI 48201

For tickets call 313-482-9028. In the meantime, enjoy a little song by current Blue Note artist Norah Jones:

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