30.09. - 09.10.2021

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes Switzerland, USA 2018 | 85 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Sophie Huber

SOPHIE HUBER (*1971) trained as an actor and later began directing projects herself. Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes is her second documentary.

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OCUMENTARY An inspiring look behind the scenes at the pioneering jazz label Blue Note Records, which made artists like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter or Art Blakey legends. In 1939, the German-Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff founded Blue Note Records in New York. Their approach, revolutionary for its time, was to give the artists complete freedom and encourage them to write new music. In this way, records were made that not only changed the face of jazz, but were also to leave their mark on other genres like hip-hop. The film takes the viewer on an intimate voyage of discovery through the label's eventful past and flourishing present, with musicians like Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Robert Glasper, Norah Jones and many more.

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Original title: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Sophie Huber
Screenplay: Sophie Huber
Cast: Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Norah Jones, Ambrose Akinmusire, Robert Glasper, Michael Cuscuna, Lou Donaldson, Derrick Hodge, Keith Lewis, Lionel Loueke, Terrace Martin, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Kendrick Scott, Marcus Strickland, Rudy Van Gelder, Don Was
Producer: Chiemi Karasawa, Susanne Guggenberger, Hercli Bundi, Sophie Huber
Director of Photography: Shane Sigler, Patrick Lindenmaier
Production Design:
Editor: Russell Greene
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Urs Augstburger, Anke Beining-Wellhausen
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Studio Canal
World Sales: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Production: Mira Film
Contact: Susanne Guggenberger, Mira Film:


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