Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
(Switzerland/USA/2019—directed by Sophie Huber)
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, the film reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop.
One of the most important record labels in the history of jazz — and, by extension, that of American music — Blue Note Records has been home to such groundbreaking artists as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Bud Powell and Art Blakey, as well as present-day luminaries like Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire and Norah Jones.
Blue Note Records President Don Was will be present to introduce the screening.
Free admission as part of the 27th Annual Concert of Colors.
The Detroit Film Theatre is generously supported by Buddy's Pizza and your tri-county millage investment in the DIA.