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Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes ()

Cast: Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, Don Was, Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Release Date: June 14, 2019

Runtime: 1 hr. 25 mins.

Genre: Documentary

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 groundbreaking artists. Founded in New York in 1939 by German Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, the history of Blue Note Records goes beyond the landmark recordings, encompassing the pursuit of musical freedom, the conflict between art and commerce and the idea of music as a transformative and revolutionary force. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with jazz icons Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and today's groundbreaking Blue Note musicians, BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop.

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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 groundbreaking artists. Founded in New York in 1939 by German Jewish refugees Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, the history of Blue Note Records goes beyond the landmark recordings, encompassing the pursuit of musical freedom, the conflict between art and commerce and the idea of music as a transformative and revolutionary force. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with jazz icons Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and today's groundbreaking Blue Note musicians, BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop.

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