Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Steve's take on BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES (2018) Tribeca 2018
The film is a look at the history of Blue Note records which was founded by two German emigres who loved the music and didn't care if they really turned a profit. Their roster is a who's who of jazz greats.
As a primer this is a super little primer on the label, and on jazz itself. While most definitely missing a large portion of their history, the film still manages to give us a nice overview of the label that effectively changed music and culture as we know it. So many of the little records that didn't sell well are now considered classic, and their riffs are being used by current artists in large numbers.
I was greatly entertained.
For more information and tickets on the remaining screenings go here.